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(pemphigus vulgaris) n. a rare but serious autoimmune disease marked by successive outbreaks of blisters. The blisters are superficial and do not remain intact for long; the mouth and other mucous membranes, as well as the skin, are usually affected. A number of milder variants of the disease exist. Systemic immunosuppressant treatment is required.

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