A retrospective study of the management of oral mucous membrane pemphigoid with dapsone.

@article{Ciarrocca1999ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of the management of oral mucous membrane pemphigoid with dapsone.},
  author={Katharine N Ciarrocca and Martin S. Greenberg},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={159-63}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the efficacy of dapsone therapy in the management of mucous membrane pemphigoid. STUDY DESIGN The charts of 29 patients who had been diagnosed with mucous membrane pemphigoid by means of routine histologic analysis and direct immunofluorescence were reviewed. The oral features were graded according to severity of disease from 1 to 3. Each patient was assigned to one of 4 groups according to his or her response to therapy… CONTINUE READING