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    A comparative study of expression of Fc receptors in relation to the autoantibody-mediated immune response and neutrophil elastase expression in autoimmune blistering dermatoses.
    Pol J Pathol 2017 ;68(2):109-116
    Here we investigated the cutaneous CD32A and CD89 expression in relation to the neutrophil elastase (NE) expression and serum level of anti-desmoglein 1 and 3 (DSG1/DSG3) IgG in pemphigus, anti-BP180/BP230 IgG in bullous pemphigoid (BP), anti-gliadin nonapeptides (npG), tissue (tTG), and epidermal transglutaminases (eTG) IgA in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). The examined material consisted of skin/mucosal tissues and sera. In total, 87 patients were studied. Read More

    Spatial Distribution of Pemphigus Occurrence over Five Decades in Southeastern Brazil.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Sep 25. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    Department of Maternal-Infant Nursing and Public Health, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Well-defined locations of pemphigus cases support the hypothesis of environmental factors' involvement in its etiopathogenesis; however, these foci have never been described using specialized geographical tools. This is the first report to geo-reference pemphigus cases in a high-prevalence Brazilian region using geographic information systems. We aimed to report the spatio-temporal behavior of pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and vulgaris (PV) in southeastern Brazil, over the last five decades to describe geographical clusters, as well as to characterize the land use in the city with the highest number of cases. Read More

    Efficacy of perilesional and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections in pemphigus vulgaris lesions of the scalp: an effective therapeutic option.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    The scalp is a common location for pemphigus vulgaris (PV), and scalp lesions may be resistant to standard treatment. Perilesional/intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injections have been used successfully to treat oropharyngeal and ocular involvement in PV. Data on the efficacy of perilesional and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections in scalp lesions in PV are lacking. Read More

    Low dose naltrexone: a novel treatment for Hailey-Hailey disease.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Oct 9. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
    Hailey-Hailey disease (chronic benign familial pemphigus) is a rare inherited dermatosis typically characterised by erosions at intertriginous sites preceded by minor trauma or stress. We report a case of treatment resistant Hailey-Hailey disease, having failed topical and oral steroids, prophylactic acyclovir and doxycycline, and systemic therapies including dapsone, acitretin and ciclosporin. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) 4. Read More

    An unresponsive progressive pustular and crusting dermatitis with acantholysis in nine cats.
    Vet Dermatol 2017 Oct 6. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, USA.
    Background: Between 2000 and 2012, nine cats were examined with a visually distinctive, progressive crusting dermatitis that was poorly responsive to all attempted therapies.

    Objectives: Documentation of clinical and histopathological findings of this disease.

    Animals: Nine privately owned cats. Read More

    Comparison of Direct Immunofluorescence of Plucked Hair and Skin for Evaluation of Immunological Remission in Pemphigus.
    Indian Dermatol Online J 2017 Sep-Oct;8(5):319-322
    Department of Dermatology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Background: Pemphigus is a chronic autoimmune bullous disorder characterized by autoantibodies directed against desmoglein 3 and/or 1. Demonstration of intercellular deposition of IgG on the cell surface of keratinocytes by direct immunofluorescence (DIF) of the skin is the gold standard in the diagnosis of pemphigus. Recently, DIF of plucked hair demonstrating intercellular deposition of IgG in the outer root sheath (ORS) has shown to be useful. Read More

    HLA class II alleles of susceptibility and protection in Brazilian and Dutch pemphigus foliaceus.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Oct 4. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Dermatology, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
    Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is a worldwide chronic autoimmune bullous disease targeting desmoglein 1 (Dsg 1) on epithelial cell surface of skin and mucous membranes, causing lesions in skin but sparing mucosa, since the latter contain compensating desmoglein 3(1) . Several environmental triggers for the autoimmune reaction have been imputed, such as drugs, ultraviolet radiation and mercurium. Human leucocyte antigens class II (HLA-DR4) alleles were linked to the disease in Ashkenazi Jews and other populations(2) . Read More

    Ulcerative colitis associated with pemphigus: a population-based large-scale study.
    Scand J Gastroenterol 2017 Dec 28;52(12):1360-1364. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    c Department of Quality Measurements and Research, Chief Physician's Office , Clalit Health Services , Tel Aviv , Israel.
    Background: The coexistence of pemphigus and ulcerative colitis (UC) has been described, but the association between the two entities was not examined in the past. The primary endpoint of this study was to investigate the association between pemphigus and UC.

    Materials And Methods: Patients with pemphigus were compared to age-, sex- and ethnicity-matched control subjects regarding the prevalence of UC in a cross-sectional study. Read More

    Dew drops on spider web appearance: a newly named pattern of IgG4 deposition in pemphigus with direct immunofluorescence.
    Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2017 Aug 1;34(4):295-298. Epub 2017 Aug 1.
    Cutaneous Histopathology and Immunopathology Section, Department of Dermatology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
    Novel appearances in cutaneous pathology as well as mucocutaneous clinical signs are being described which indicate that this is still an attractive area for exploration. The H + E histology terms of "decorated tomb stoning" and "undecorated tomb stoning", advocated by some pathologists, are misleading and as such should be avoided. Here, an appearance of IgG4 pemphigus deposits examined cost-effectively with direct immunofluorescence and suggested to be called "dew drops on spider web" is depicted in depth. Read More

    Association between schizophrenia and an autoimmune bullous skin disease-pemphigus: a population-based large-scale study.
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 2017 Sep 25:1-8. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    Department of Quality Measurements and Research,Chief Physician's Office,Clalit Health Services,Tel Aviv,Israel.
    Aims: Immunological hypotheses have become increasingly prominent suggesting that autoimmunity may be involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia was found to be associated with a wide range of autoimmune diseases. However, the association between pemphigus and schizophrenia has not been established yet. Read More

    Insights into the epidemiological link between biting flies and pemphigus foliaceus in southeastern Brazil.
    Acta Trop 2017 Dec 21;176:455-462. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:
    Background: Black fly and sandfly bites are related to the endemicity of pemphigus foliaceus (PF); however, an immune reaction against the salivary proteins from these flies still requires confirmation in the case of PF patients living in southeastern Brazil.

    Purpose: To georeference the distribution of Simuliidae (Diptera: Simuliidae) and Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae) and of PF cases in the northeastern region of São Paulo State, and to assess the humoral immune response against salivary gland extracts (SGEs) from biting flies in PF patients, relatives, and neighbours.

    Methods: PF patients' medical information recorded between 1965 and 2014 were obtained from the database of the University Hospital. Read More

    Current concepts of pemphigus with a deep insight into its molecular aspects.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017 May-Aug;21(2):260-263
    Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India.
    Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune bullous disease involving both the skin and mucosal areas, which is characterized by intraepithelial flaccid blisters and erosions. The pathogenesis of this disease is not yet completely established, but novel intuitions into its pathogenesis have recently been published. An unanswered question in its pathophysiology is the mechanism of acantholysis or loss of keratinocyte cell adhesion. Read More

    Crosstalk between Signaling Pathways in Pemphigus: A Role for Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Activation?
    Front Immunol 2017 5;8:1022. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Genetics, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
    Pemphigus consists of a group of chronic blistering skin diseases mediated by autoantibodies (autoAbs). The dogma that pemphigus is caused by keratinocyte dissociation (acantholysis) as a distinctive and direct consequence of the presence of autoAb targeting two main proteins of the desmosome-desmoglein (DSG) 1 and/or DSG3-has been put to the test. Several outside-in signaling events elicited by pemphigus autoAb in keratinocytes have been described, among which stands out p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) engagement and its apoptotic effect on keratinocytes. Read More

    Correlation between polymorphisms of the NR3C1 gene and glucocorticoid effectiveness in patients with pemphigus vulgaris.
    Sci Rep 2017 Sep 19;7(1):11890. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Department of Oral Medicine, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China.
    Glucocorticoid (GC) resistance is the major obscule in the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) for both patients and clinicans with unclear mechanism. A hypotheis for this resistance is the mutations or polymorphisms present in the nuclear receptor subfamily 3, group C, member 1 (NR3C1) gene that encodes receptors for steroid hormones. This study aimed to investigate the association between NR3C1 gene polymorphisms and GC effectiveness in PV patients. Read More

    Developing biomarkers for predicting clinical relapse in pemphigus patients treated with rituximab.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Sep 16. Epub 2017 Sep 16.
    Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address:
    Background: Rituximab is an effective therapy for pemphigus, although relapses are common.

    Objective: To identify biomarkers to predict relapse of pemphigus following rituximab treatment.

    Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, 62 patients with pemphigus treated with 99 rituximab cycles provided longitudinal clinical scoring and biomarker data, including levels of CD19(+) B cells, CD4(+) T cells, and desmoglein 1 (Dsg1) and desmoglein 3 (Dsg3) autoantibodies. Read More

    Relieving Pain in Oral Lesions of Pemphigus Vulgaris Using the Non-ablative, Non-thermal, CO2 Laser Therapy (NTCLT): Preliminary Results of a Novel Approach.
    J Lasers Med Sci 2017 8;8(1):7-12. Epub 2017 Jan 8.
    Laser and Plasma Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Medical Physicist Researcher, Medical Laser Research Center (MLRC), Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Tehran, Iran.
    Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic, serious autoimmune mucocutaneous bullous disease. Oral lesions in PV may be extremely painful. This pain may adversely affect the patients' oral intake and quality of life. Read More

    Is there an association between pemphigus and hepatitis viruses? A population-based large-scale study.
    Immunol Res 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Department of Quality Measurements and Research, Chief Physician's Office, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    The association between pemphigus and hepatitis viruses has not been investigated sufficiently and remains unclear. Our objective was to assess the association between pemphigus and chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections using a large-scale real-life computerized database. This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study utilizing the database of Clalit Health Services. Read More

    Evaluation of Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Autoantibodies and C-Reactive Protein in Common Autoimmune Skin Diseases with and without Arthritis.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Jul 1;11(7):BC06-BC08. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
    Professor and Hod, Department of Skin and VD, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India.
    Introduction: Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptides (CCPs) are a well known diagnostic and prognostic noble marker for rheumatoid arthritis. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein whose level rises in response to inflammation.

    Aim: This study was undertaken to show the role of the two markers (anti-CCPs and CRP) in autoimmune skin disorder and their association with associated arthritis in these disorder. Read More

    Delayed and localized pemphigus vulgaris after breast cancer radiotherapy.
    Breast J 2017 Sep 11. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Welsh Institute of Dermatology, Glamorgan House, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.
    Breast cancer treatment involving ionizing radiation causes characteristic radiation dermatitis in the majority of patients. The DNA damaging effects of radiation can rarely predispose to primary inflammatory dermatoses, such as pemphigus vulgaris. In such cases, the disease presents with all the hallmarks of the primary dermatosis, but the eruption is limited to the field of irradiation and is often amenable to treatment. Read More

    Childhood Occurrence of Pemphigus.
    Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017 Apr-Jun;10(2):196-200. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research, Faridabad Haryana, India.
    Pemphigus is a chronic mucocutaneous disease that initially manifests in the form of intraoral blisters which spread to other mucous membrane and skin. This study describes an unusual case of chronic generalized childhood pemphigus disease in an 11-year-old girl, who presented with multiple vesicles all over her body. Such a condition is seen more often in older people rather than children. Read More

    Putative contact ketoconazole shampoo-triggered pemphigus foliaceus in a dog.
    Can Vet J 2017 Sep;58(9):914-918
    Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, #120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, 143-701, South Korea.
    A 10-year-old spayed female cocker spaniel dog was referred for an evaluation of acute-onset generalized pustular cutaneous lesions following application of ketoconazole shampoo. Cytologic and histopathologic examinations of the lesions revealed intra-epidermal pustules with predominantly neutrophils and acantholytic cells. This is the first description of putative contact ketoconazole shampoo-triggered pemphigus foliaceus in a dog. Read More

    Clinical Analysis of Unicentric Castleman's Disease with Paraneoplastic Pemphigus and Bronchiolitis Obliterans.
    Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao 2017 08;39(4):492-498
    Department of Hematology,PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China.
    Objective To investigate the clinical features of unicentric Castleman's disease(UCD)with paraneoplastic pemphigus(PNP)and bronchiolitis obliterans(BO).Method Data of UCD patients with PNP and BO from Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively analyzed,along with literatures review. Results Totally 23 cases(11 males and 12 females)were enrolled. Read More

    Divergent Specificity Development of IgG1 and IgG4 Autoantibodies in Endemic Pemphigus Foliaceus (Fogo Selvagem).
    Immunohorizons 2017 Aug;1(6):71-80
    Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
    We have shown that although the IgG response in fogo selvagem (FS) is mainly restricted to desmoglein (Dsg) 1, other keratinocyte cadherins are also targeted by FS patients and healthy control subjects living in the endemic region of Limão Verde, Brazil (endemic controls). Evaluating nonpathogenic IgG1 and pathogenic IgG4 subclass responses to desmosomal proteins may reveal important differences between pathogenic and nonpathogenic responses, and how these differences relate to the pathogenic IgG4 response and resultant FS. In this study, we tested by ELISA >100 sera from each FS patient, endemic control, and nonendemic control for IgG1 and IgG4 autoantibodies to keratinocyte cadherins besides Dsg1. Read More

    The Use of Intralesional Steroids in a Case of Localized Pemphigus Foliaceus.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2017 May-Aug;9(2):91-97. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
    Department of Dermatology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, Miami, Florida, USA.
    A 37-year-old South-Asian male presented to our clinic with a crusty, verrucous-like, scaly plaque of the left ala of the nose. After ruling out infectious and other epidermal bullous diseases, we finalized a diagnosis of localized pemphigus foliaceus, an exceptionally rare disorder with only 15 cases reported in the literature to date. The hyperkeratotic lesions responded favorably to a 3-week regimen of triamcinolone ointment and a onetime intralesional triamcinolone 2. Read More

    Trichoscopy - a useful tool in the preliminary differential diagnosis of autoimmune bullous diseases.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Oct 30;56(10):996-1002. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Background: Scalp is a common location of autoimmune bullous diseases. Trichoscopy is a noninvasive method for diagnosing hair and scalp diseases. Data on trichoscopy in autoimmune bullous diseases are limited to the studies on pemphigus including a small number of patients. Read More

    Cytokine and Chemokines Alterations in the Endemic Form of Pemphigus Foliaceus (Fogo Selvagem).
    Front Immunol 2017 14;8:978. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    Laboratory of Immunology, Institute of Natural and Biological Sciences, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil.
    Introduction: The endemic form (fogo selvagem-FS) of pemphigus foliaceus is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of IgG autoantibodies against desmoglein-1. Despite the array of findings, the role of chemokines and cytokines that dictate the immune response and disease outcome is still poorly investigated.

    Materials And Methods: Serum from 64 patients diagnosed with FS was used to draw and establish the levels of these molecules on this disease and establish the levels of these molecules with the severity of FS, and influence of treatment. Read More

    Determining the Incidence of Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Patients With Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Not Receiving Routine Prophylaxis.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Center for Blistering Diseases, Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
    Importance: Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a potentially lethal opportunistic infection that primary prophylaxis can help prevent. The risk of prophylactic therapy must be weighed against the incidence of PCP in the patient population. Prophylaxis most frequently involves trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, with second-line therapies, including atovaquone, dapsone, and pentamide. Read More

    Assessment of the Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Glucocorticoid-Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Pemphigus Vulgaris Patients.
    Acta Med Iran 2017 Jun;55(6):375-380
    Department of Dermatology, Skin Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
    Pemphigus vulgaris is a chronic autoimmune disease and glucocorticoids are one of the main treatments. Our study investigates the prevalence and associated factors of glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus in these patients under different glucocorticoid regimens. 36 patients with first diagnosed Pemphigus vulgaris based on pathological and direct immunofluorescence findings who had received different glucocorticoid regimens (1-2 mg/kg oral or 1-2 mg/kg oral with 1g methylprednisolone pulse daily for 3 consecutive days with or without azathioprine) were evaluated during 2014-2016. Read More

    Physalis alkekengi L. var. franchetii (Mast.) Makino: An ethnomedical, phytochemical and pharmacological review.
    J Ethnopharmacol 2017 Aug 31;210:260-274. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Key Lab of Chemical Biology (MOE), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, PR China. Electronic address:
    Ethnopharmacological Relevance: The calyxes and fruits of Physalis alkekengi L. var. franchetii (Mast. Read More

    Effects of L-carnitine supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress, antioxidant capacity and lipid profile, in patients with pemphigus vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
    Eur J Clin Nutr 2017 Aug 23. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background/objectives: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV), as an autoimmune disease including mucosa and the skin, is associated with several complications and comorbidities. The present study planned to determine the effect of L-carnitine (LC) supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress (OS), antioxidant capacity and lipid profile in PV patients.Subjects/MethodsFifty two control and patients with PV, participated in the current randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Read More

    Survey of False-positive Reactivity of Latex Agglutination Test for Kala-azar (Katex) without Urine Sample Boiling Process in Autoimmune Patients.
    Iran J Public Health 2017 Jun;46(6):804-810
    Leishmaniasis Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
    Background: Latex agglutination test for Kala-azar (KAtex) is an easy, inexpensive, and field-applicable antigen detection test. However, the main drawback of this method is the boiling step applied to remove false positivity of the test. This study was conducted to survey false positivity results of latex agglutination test for KAtex without boiling process in urine of some autoimmune patients. Read More

    The Value of Direct Immunofluorescence on Proteinase-Digested Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Skin Biopsies.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
    Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) on frozen tissue (DIF-F) is the method of choice for the identification of immune deposits present in skin and other tissues. DIF can also be performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (DIF-P) after antigen retrieval with proteases and has proven to be of value in renal pathology. However, its utility in skin biopsies has not been fully examined. Read More


    T helper type 1 polarizing γδ T cells and Scavenger receptors contribute to the pathogenesis of Pemphigus vulgaris.
    Immunology 2017 Aug 16. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
    Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    γδ T cells and Scavenger receptors are key parts of the innate immune machinery, playing significant roles in regulating immune homeostasis at the epithelial surface. The roles of these immune components are not yet characterized for the autoimmune skin disorder Pemphigus vulgaris (PV). Phenotyping and frequency of γδ T cells estimated by flow cytometry have shown increased frequency of γδ T cells (6·7% versus 4·4%) producing interferon- γ (IFN-γ; 35·2% versus 26·68%) in the circulation of patients compared with controls. Read More

    Paraneoplastic Pemphigus. A Life-Threatening Autoimmune Blistering Disease.
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General de México, Mexico.
    Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), a subset of pemphigus, is a unique autoimmune blistering condition that can affect multiple organs other than the skin. It is a life-threatening disease associated with an underlying malignancy, most commonly of lymphoproliferative origin. The clinical picture may resemble pemphigus, pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, graft-versus-host disease, or lichen planus. Read More

    Oral pemphigus vulgaris: Liquid-based cytological findings and pitfalls.
    Diagn Cytopathol 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan.
    Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic autoimmune bullous disease characterized by the formation of suprabasal cleavage and acantholysis. As this disease almost always affects the oral mucosa, conventional cytological smears of oral lesions can be used for the initial diagnosis of PV. We report two cases of PV that were initially diagnosed based on cytological smears of an oral sample. Read More

    Autoimmune Bullous Disease in Childhood.
    Indian J Dermatol 2017 Jul-Aug;62(4):440
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: Autoimmune bullous disorders (AIBDs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases which are rarely seen in children. Studies concerning the immunobullous diseases in pediatric patients are scarce.

    Aims And Objectives: In this study, we aimed to investigate the clinical features and treatment outcomes of AIBDs in children. Read More

    Dermatoscopy in Diagnosis of Cutaneous Myiasis Arising in Pemphigus Vulgaris Lesions.
    Indian J Dermatol 2017 Jul-Aug;62(4):440
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
    Myiasis, infestation of live human and vertebrate animals by larvae, can complicate ulcers and open wounds. Although myiasis occurs in neglected erosions of pemphigus, such a complication is not documented in the literature. Herein, we report a case of myiasis complicating pemphigus vulgaris and describe its dermatoscopic features. Read More

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