Diagnostic features of pemphigus vulgaris in patients with pemphigus foliaceus: detection of both autoantibodies, long-term follow-up and treatment responses.

@article{Sami2001DiagnosticFO,
  title={Diagnostic features of pemphigus vulgaris in patients with pemphigus foliaceus: detection of both autoantibodies, long-term follow-up and treatment responses.},
  author={Naveed Sami and Kailash C. Bhol and Abdul Razzaque Ahmed},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={492-8}
}
There are several studies that describe the simultaneous presence and conversion of pemphigus foliaceus into pemphigus vulgaris and vice versa. We describe eight patients with clinical, histological and immunopathological features of pemphigus foliaceus, at the time of the initial diagnosis. After a mean period of 2.5 years, additional serological features of pemphigus vulgaris were observed. During a long-term follow-up, systemic therapies, their durations and treatment outcomes were recorded… CONTINUE READING

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