Tag Archives: childhood pemphigus vulgaris

Pemphigus is a potentially fatal autoimmune epidermal bullous disorder. Rituximab is a novel therapy for the treatment of refractory pemphigus. However, there is limited clinical data on safety and efficacy of rituximab in pediatric age group. Herein, we report an 11-year-old boy of childhood pemphigus vulgaris who failed to respond to dexamethasone pulse therapy and was subsequently treated with rituximab and achieved complete remission.

http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2012;volume=78;issue=5;spage=632;epage=634;aulast=Kanwar