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A determination of the range of oral conditions submitted for microscopic and direct immunofluorescence analysis.

Authors
  • Rinaggio, Joseph
  • Crossland, David M
  • Zeid, Mohamed Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of periodontology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
78
Issue
10
Pages
1904–1910
Identifiers
PMID: 18062112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Approximately half of biopsies of oral conditions that clinically resembled typically DIF-positive vesiculobullous diseases did not yield positive findings on DIF testing. Instead, a wide range of oral diseases can mimic these lesions clinically. With the exception of pemphigus vulgaris, DIF is essential for establishing a definitive diagnosis for known DIF-positive diseases.

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