Serum and salivary IgG and IgA antibodies to desmoglein 3 in mucosal pemphigus vulgaris.

@article{Ali2016SerumAS,
  title={Serum and salivary IgG and IgA antibodies to desmoglein 3 in mucosal pemphigus vulgaris.},
  author={S Ali and Charles G. Kelly and Stephen J Challacombe and Ana Donaldson and Balbir S. Bhogal and Jane F Setterfield},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={175 1},
  pages={113-21}
}
BACKGROUND The use of saliva for the diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using desmoglein (Dsg)3 antigen has not been extensively documented, nor has the detection of serum IgA antibodies to Dsg3. OBJECTIVES (i) To establish whether whole saliva might provide a suitable alternative to serum for diagnosing and… CONTINUE READING