TITLE

Diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus

AUTHOR(S)
Ferguson, Charles D.; Taybos, George M.
PUB. DATE
July 1985
SOURCE
Quintessence International;Jul1985, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p473
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus. It is an autoimmune disease, whose etiology is unknown. Pemphigus vegetans and pemphigus vulgaris are two common types of pemphigus. Pemphigus vulgaris is treated initially with high doses of corticosteroid for six weeks to supress the disease rapidly. To reduce the possibility of side associated with prolonged steroid therapy, certain immunosuppressants such as azathioprine, cyclophosphamide and mathotrexate have been administered.
ACCESSION #
38814503

 

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