Paraneoplastic pemphigus associated with Castleman's disease: usefulness of the laboratory of autoimmunity in the diagnosis of this disease.


We report on a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus associated with Castleman's disease. Clinical pathologic features were not conclusive. Diagnosis was established thanks to the detection of seric autoantibodies directed against intercellular substance by indirect immunofluorescence on monkey esophagus. The positive result of this test prompted us to… (More)


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