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Juvenile pemphigus vulgaris: a 4- to 19-year follow-up of 4 patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatologica
Publication Date
Volume
177
Issue
3
Pages
165–169
Identifiers
PMID: 3169342
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Juvenile pemphigus (JP) is a rare disease. Of 274 pemphigus patients who were under our care during the last 26 years, 4 (1.4%) were in the JP category. The course and prognosis of the disease in the 4 patients who have been followed for 4-19 years are presented. Two patients are still in complete remission and off treatment for 4 and 6 years. In view of the literature and our experience, it appears that the clinical manifestations and course of JP are variable, similar to adult pemphigus. However, it seems that JP has a favorable prognosis quoad vitam.

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