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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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Patient-centric research is what it’s all about. Every time a pemphigus or pemphigoid patient helps with research, we all win. Tissue. Blood. Information. It is all equally important and every little bit helps.

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Researchers Identify Immune System Targets Associated With Skin Blistering Disease Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system develops antibodies to two of its own proteins, the desmogleins DSG1 and DSG3 that help maintain the integrity of the skin. The immune attack causes painful blisters

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Clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of erythema multiforme: a review for the practicing dermatologist

Erythema multiforme (EM) is an uncommon, immune-mediated disorder that presents with cutaneous or mucosal lesions or both. In herpes simplex virus (HSV)–associated EM, the findings are thought to result from cell-mediated immune reaction against viral antigen-positive cells that contain the

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Pediatric Pemphigus Vulgaris: Durable Treatment Responses Achieved with Prednisone and Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)

This report describes the clinical presentations and treatment responses of three children with PV, as confirmed according to histology and indirect immunofluorescence studies. In all three cases, oral prednisone used in conjunction with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) resulted in complete clinical

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