Monthly Archives: May 2000

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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