Table 2 Main types of pemphigus involving the mouth

From: Oral Medicine — Update for the dental practitioner. Mouth ulcers of more serious connotation

Variant Oral lesions Main antigens Localisation of antogens Antibodies
Pemphigus vulgaris localised to mucosae (Mucosal) Common Dsg 3 Desmosomes IgG
Pemphigus vulgaris also involving skin/other mucosae (Muco-cutaneous) Common Dsg 3 Dsg 1 Desmosomes IgG