#24 – Paraneoplastic Pemphigus – PNP
Although there are a variety of forms of pemphigus, the PNP or Paraneoplastic Pemphigus is the most serious and least common form of this disease. By medical definition, Paraneoplastic Pemphigus is an extremely rare autoimmune bullous disease which causes blisters all over the patient’s body.
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus is more a symptom of an underlying malignant condition than a disease itself. It is a nearly fatal disease and it occurs when keratinocytes, which make up the epidermis or the visible skin, separate from each other and thus leaves open wounds which fill up with jelly-like material and pus. People with Pareoplastic Pemphigus are at risk of sepsis because PNP causes them to have open wounds that can easily become infected.