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Saudi J Anaesth. 2012 Apr;6(2):165-8. doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.97032.

Anesthetic considerations in pemphigus vulgaris: Case series and review of literature.

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Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.


A case series of the anesthetic management of 4 patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) undergoing emergency/elective surgery is presented. PV presents serious concerns for anesthesiologist, when present, in a surgical patient but handling of these patients with care and taking all the due precautions can decrease morbidity and airway-related complications. Various clinical presentations and precautions, which should be ensured during anesthesia in patients suffering from PV, are discussed.


Anesthesia; pemphigus vulgaris; stress dosing

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