Yearly Archives: 2000

ABC of oral health Mouth ulcers and other causes of orofacial soreness and pain

Ulcerative conditions Mouth ulcers are common and are usually due to trauma such as from ill fitting dentures, fractured teeth, or fillings.

Posted in Around the Globe

Cicatricial Pemphigoid Has Numerous Manifestations

by Dr. Joyce Rico Cicatricial pemphigoid is an autoimmune blistering disease that predominately effects mucous membranes, including the mouth and throat, eyes, and genitalia. Patients with skin involvement present with tense blisters or erosion, often on the head and neck,

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Remissions in Pemphigus

By Jean-Claude Bystryn, M.D. Professor of Dermatology Director of Immunofluorescence Laboratory The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology New York University Medical Center Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) can enter into remissions in which all manifestations of the disease disappear and all

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Companion Animals, Too, Can Get Pemphigus

by Thierry Olivry, DrVet, PhD, DipACVD, DipECVD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of

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How to Spot Health Fraud

NOTE: The following article was provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov). by Paula Kurtzweil, Public Affairs Staff, FDA You don’t have to look far to find a health product that’s totally bogus–or a consumer who’s totally unsuspecting.

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Tests for Pemphigus

by Ernest H. Beutner, Ph.D.*Professor of Microbiology and Dermatology, University of Buffalo; School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Buffalo, NY Patients with pemphigus may benefit by working with their doctors to gain a better understanding of the tests used to

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Diagnostic Patterns and Delays in PV: Experience With 99 Patients

By David A. Sirois, D.M.D., Ph.D.Department of Oral Medicine Pemphigus vulgaris is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the mucosa and skin and resulting in epithelial acantholysis, bullae formation, and chronic ulceration.1 Skin lesions of pemphigus vulgaris present clinically with typical

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Why Lesions Occur at Different Sites

By Grant J. Anhalt, M.D. Johns Hopkins Dermatology I will attempt to clarify what we know about the antibody response in various forms of pemphigus and how the distribution of the targeted antigens affects the location of lesions. The synthesis

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Secrets of the Social Security System

By Jennifer Romero, Licensed Clinical Social Worker If you are a person with pemphigus whose condition is severe enough to prevent you from doing any gainful work activity, you could be eligible for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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