Development of pemphigus vulgaris in a patient with vitiligo and Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Yalçin B., Tamer E., Toy G., Öztas P., Alli N.

Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, vol.28, no.8, pp.558-560, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03347246
  • Journal Name: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-560
  • Keywords: Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Pemphigus vulgaris, Vitiligo
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disease. An association of pemphigus vulgaris with vitiligo or Hashimoto's thyroiditis has not been reported before. We reported a 38 yr-old female patient with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and vitiligo who eventually developed pemphigus vulgaris on vitiliginous lesions. A genetic predisposition or a local event on vitiliginous skin may be responsible for the development of pemphigus in this patient. © 2005, Editrice Kurtis.