Diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus

Ferguson, Charles D.; Taybos, George M.
July 1985
Quintessence International;Jul1985, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p473
Academic Journal
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.


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