A critical role of surgery in the treatment for paraneoplastic pemphigus caused by localized Castleman's disease.

@article{Fang2010ACR,
  title={A critical role of surgery in the treatment for paraneoplastic pemphigus caused by localized Castleman's disease.},
  author={Yujiang Fang and Lei Zhao and Feng Yan and Xijun Cui and Yue Xia and Alicia Duren},
  journal={Medical oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={907-11}
}
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune mucocutaneous disease associated with lymphoproliferative tumors, and sometimes with a very rare tumor, Castleman's disease (CD). PNP can present as a variety of dermatological diseases, and so far, only limited studies of PNP caused by CD have been reported, resulting in its higher possibility of misdiagnosis. Because of the variability of clinical presentation of PNP caused by CD, selection of the appropriate therapeutic approach remains unclear… CONTINUE READING

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