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Polymorphisms of HLA microsatellite marker in Tunisian pemphigus foliaceus.

Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease that partly results from genetic factors, especially from human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class II genes. Several data have reported the involvement of microsatellite (STR) markers across different regions of the HLA

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Опубликовано в Around the Globe, News and Information

Clinical and immunological profile of umbilical involvement in pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus

Background.  Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF) are autoimmune vesicobullous disorders with IgG autoantibodies directed against desmoglein (Dsg)1 and 3, which lead to intraepidermal acantholysis. Aim.  To characterize the clinical and immunological profile of patients with PF or PV with umbilical

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Опубликовано в Around the Globe, Клинические испытания, News and Information

Analysis of High-dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in Patients

High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy is used in patients with severe autoimmune blistering diseases that are refractory to standard immunosuppressive therapy. To determine the efficacy and frequency of adverse events of IVIG therapy, we retrospectively analysed data for 16 patients

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Familial benign chronic pemphigus and doxycycline

Background  Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) or familial benign chronic pemphigus is a rare autosomal dominant inherited skin disorder, characterized by flaccid vesicles and erosions on the intertriginous areas. Current treatments are not particularly effective. We report 6 cases dramatically improving with doxycycline.

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Specific immunoglobulin isotypes correlate with disease activity, morphology, duration and HLA association in Pemphigus vulgaris.

The molecular basis of disease heterogeneity in autoimmune conditions such as Pemphigus vulgaris is poorly understood. Although desmoglein 3 (Dsg3) has been well established as a primary target of immunoglobulin (Ig) autoantibodies in PV, there remain several questions regarding the

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Autoimmune Diseases Facts

An autoimmune disease develops when the body’s immune system fails to recognize normal body tissues and attacks and destroys them as if they were foreign, rather than attacking an outside organism. The cause is not fully understood, but in some

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Pemphigus in Cats

Q. What is pemphigus? What is the best treatment? A. Pemphigus is a general term that describes four different disease entities, which we refer to as the Pemphigus Complex, primarily limited to the skin. All are considered to be immune mediated diseases.

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Has our war on microbes left our immune systems prone to dysfunction?

  An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases could be co-marketed with the Thomas Rockwell’s children’s classic How to Eat Fried Worms. It begins with the author, Moises Velasquez-Manoff, recounting his border-crossing to Tijuana to infect

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Hope For New Autoimmune Disease Treatment Using Rare Immune Cells

A new study in mice where researchers replicated a rare type of immune cell in the lab and then infused it back into the body, is raising hope for a new treatment for severe autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis

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Results of surgical resection for patients with thymoma

OBJECTIVES: Thymomas are relatively rare tumors. In this study, we investigated the clinical features of patients who underwent surgical resection for thymoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study clinicopathologically evaluated 54 consecutive patients who underwent a surgical resection of thymoma in

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