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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2011 June;146(3):211-24

language: English

New and innovative interventions in the management of pemphigus

Frydman A. S. 1, Fairley J. A. 1,2

1 Department of Dermatology, The University of Iowa, IA, USA;
2 VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA, USA


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Pemphigus is a rare autoimmune blistering disease usually treated with systemic glucocorticoids with adjuvant immunosuppressants or anti-inflammatories. However significant morbidity and mortality is associated with these treatments. This review discusses conventional therapeutic options, as well as new and emerging therapies that may be safer alternatives to broad-based immunosuppression.

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