Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paraneoplastic pemphigus: initial manifestation of lung cancer

Introduction The paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a neoplasia-associated autoimmune disease. It is characterized by a polymorphic mucocutaneous eruption, and its differential diagnoses are: pemphigus vulgaris, multiform erythema, Steven Johnson’s syndrome and lichen planus. It was first described in 1990. PNP

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Direct Immunofluorescence on Hair Follicles-Present and Future Perspectives.

Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) is an important tool for evaluating bullous autoimmune and connective tissue disorders.We report 21 cases of pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid and lupus erythematosus that were investigated by performing DIF on scalp hair follicles. The study was done

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Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma complicated with paraneoplastic pemphigus after surgery of resection

A 42-years old man was admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital because of blisters and mucosa erosions on both his lip and oral cavity for one month, he was diagnosed as “Behcet disease” and treated with cortisone. When cortisone

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Inflammation of the gingiva: The other reasons besides the obvious

Gingival inflammation is usually attributed to bacterial-induced gingivitis and/or periodontitis. Although bleeding is most often caused by this etiology, there can be other systemic issues at work. The most common of these entities are the diseases listed under the category

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