Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune blistering disease characterized by severe mucous membrane involvement, polymorphous skin eruptions, and underlying neoplasms, usually those of lymphoreticular system. Cases of PNP associated with solid cancer are extremely rare. A 46-year-old woman presented with severe stomatitis, pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, and polymorphous skin eruptions. Histologic, immunofluorescence, and immunoblot analyses confirmed the diagnosis of PNP. Whole-body examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, but no hematologic tumors. Complete removal of the uterine tumor in addition to administration of betamethasone induced considerable improvement of cutaneous and mucous membrane lesions. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of PNP associated with uterine carcinoma. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:S69-72.)
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