25 Diseases You Wouldn’t Like To Have

#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.

Written by Harry Steinman

At the age of 18, Harry started a 5-year adventure to explore Southeast Asia and India. He has studied Eastern medicine and the art of yoga throughout his travels with the hopes of one day opening a holistic wellness and yoga center in North America. He's a lifelong learner and has the desire to share his findings with the rest of the world.