Factitial pemphigus-like lesions.

Ali Taghavi Zonuz, Nathaniel Treister, Fahimeh Mehdipour, Ramin Mostofizadeh Farahani, Richard Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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The maxillofacial region is rarely subjected to self-inflicted conditions such as factitious disease. Nasal ulceration, facial emphysema, periorbital ecchymosis, mandibular subluxation, gingival and mucosal ulceration, dental and salivary gland pain and glossopharyngeal neuralgia have been reported as possible manifestations of factitious disease. We report a case of a young woman who presented with unilateral bullous and ulcerative oral and erythematous facial lesions that were initially diagnosed as pemphigus vulgaris but was later determined to be secondary to self-inflicted injuries. To the best of the authors knowledge, this clinical scenario has not been previously reported in the context of a factitious disease and, therefore, may be considered in the differential diagnosis of oral vesiculobullous disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E205-208
JournalMedicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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