Pemphigus erythematosus (PE) is an autoimmune blistering disease combining features of pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of PE associated with anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA), anti-Smith (anti-Sm), anti-Ro (anti-SSA), and antiribonucleoprotein (anti-RNP) antibodies. This case required extensive immunosuppressive therapy. We treated our patient with a combination of systemic steroids, intramuscular gold injections, azathioprine, and hydroxychloroquine. The patient's response was complete remission - evaluated clinically, serologically, and immunohistochemically.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2003|
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