Relationship between cancer and oral pemphigoid patients with antibodies to α6-integrin

@article{Malik2006RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between cancer and oral pemphigoid patients with antibodies to α6-integrin},
  author={Mohsin Malik and Hakan M G{\"u}rcan and William G. Christen and Abdul Razzaque Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
BACKGROUND Mucous membrane pemphigoid is an autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease. A subset, known as anti-epiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid is associated with a high risk for malignancy. Oral pemphigoid (OP) is limited to the oral cavity. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between malignancy and patients with OP with antibodies to alpha6-integrin subunit. METHODS We determined the incidence of cancer in 72 patients with OP and compared it to the expected… CONTINUE READING