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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2010 October;145(5):689-702

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The actual management of pemphigus

Daniel B. S. 1, Murrell D. F. 1, 2

1 Department of Dermatology, St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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Pemphigus is usually treated with systemic prednisone in combination with adjuvant immunosuppressants. Though the mortality associated with pemphigus has been reduced with the use of systemic corticosteroids, the iatrogenic complications have warranted the development of newer therapies. This review discusses the different treatments, therapies and procedures.

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