Woman develops pemphigus vulgaris after Pfizer vax

The reaction was likely a result of the vaccine activating a potent immune response in a genetically susceptible person

A woman in her 40s developed severe pemphigus vulgaris just five days after her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the treating doctors say.

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The clinicians reporting the case believe this is the first documented instance of a patient developing the rare autoimmune condition shortly after having the mRNA vaccine.

The woman was referred to the dermatology department of the Charité-Universitätsmedezin, a teaching hospital in Berlin, with an outbreak of