Influence of treatment on the clinical course of pemphigus vulgaris.

  title={Influence of treatment on the clinical course of pemphigus vulgaris.},
  author={P J Carson and A Hameed and Abdul Razzaque Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={34 4},
BACKGROUND Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a potentially fatal autoimmune blistering disease. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to summarize reported results of treatment of PV and suggest a basis for future studies. METHODS This retrospective review applies objective criteria to 77 studies published during the last half century. It includes only patients older than 18 years of age with idiopathic PV and excludes patients with drug-induced PV. RESULTS Systemic corticosteroids significantly (p=0.001… CONTINUE READING

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