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BACKGROUND Subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases (SABD) comprise several disorders, such as bullous pemphigoid (BP), cicatricial pemphigoid (CP), epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA), herpes gestationis (HG), and linear immunoglobulin A (IgA) dermatosis (LAD), and are characterized by antibody production against the basement membrane structures of the(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus vulgaris is characterized by the presence of autoantibodies to desmogleins. Multiple relapses and remission may occur during the course of the disease. The goal of this study was to determine whether direct immunofluorescence study has any value in detecting immunological remission of pemphigus vulgaris. METHODS Fifty-seven patients(More)
BACKGROUND There exists a high prevalence of psychiatric disorders in dermatological patients. Although, investigators have evaluated psychiatric aspects of the patients suffering from skin diseases; there are rare studies concerning mental health in pemphigus patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate mental health status and quality of life of(More)