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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of periodontology
Publication Date
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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