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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules, papulovesicles, and vesicles that are so intensely pruritic that they soon are scratched away, leaving in the wake erosions, ulcers, hemorrhagic crusts, and eventually pigmented macules and scars.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

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A blistering inflammatory disease in which acantholysis occurs in the upper part of the spinous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

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A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…t give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. When mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest are involved, it is termed “pemphigus

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both. If widespread and untreated, the disease can be…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Erythematosus: Overview

…n, although an occasional blister should be tolerated, as chronic effects of therapy may be more dangerous than the disease. Pemphigus erythematosus may be treated like pemphigus foliaceus. Treatment First Steps, Limited Disease Apply a superpotent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: References

…015) The pathogenic activity of anti-desmoglein autoantibodies parallels disease severity in rituximab-treated patients with pemphigus vulgaris. Eur J Dermatol, November 6, 2015. [epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1684/ejd.2015.2652 Wang HH, Liu CW, Li…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Key Points

…steroid-sparing agents and more recently rituximab infusions have greatly improved outcomes in this disease. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is associated with an underlying malignancy (most commonly non-Hodgkin lymphoma) or with…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Treatment

…te osteoporosis prophylaxis with calcium/vitamin D supplementation, as well as bisphosphonates in some cases. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is very refractory to treatment, with high mortality rates that may be in excess of 90%….

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