Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Insight into the Autoimmune Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Therapy
AbstractParaneoplastic pemphigus is a rare autoimmune skin disease that is always associated with a neoplasm. Usually, oral, skin, and mucosal lesions are the earliest manifestations shown by paraneoplastic pemphigus patients. The pathogenesis of paraneoplastic pemphigus is not yet completely understood, although some immunological aspects have been recently clarified. Because of its rarity, several diagnostic criteria have been proposed. Besides, several diagnostic procedures have been used for the diagnosis, including indirect immunofluorescence, direct immunofluorescence, and ELISA. We reviewed the most recent literature, searching on PubMed “paraneoplastic pemphigus”. We included also papers in French, German, and Spanish. We found 613 papers for “paraneoplastic pemphigus”. Among them, 169 were review papers. Because of its varying clinical features, paraneoplastic pemphigus still represents a challenge for clinicians. Furthermore, diagnosis and management of paraneoplastic pemphigus requires close collaboration between physicians, including dermatologist, oncologist, and otorhinolaryngologist. View Full-Text
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Paolino, G.; Didona, D.; Magliulo, G.; Iannella, G.; Didona, B.; Mercuri, S.R.; Moliterni, E.; Donati, M.; Ciofalo, A.; Granata, G.; Ranuzzi, P.; Falasca, V.; Calvieri, S. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Insight into the Autoimmune Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Therapy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2532.
Paolino G, Didona D, Magliulo G, Iannella G, Didona B, Mercuri SR, Moliterni E, Donati M, Ciofalo A, Granata G, Ranuzzi P, Falasca V, Calvieri S. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Insight into the Autoimmune Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Therapy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(12):2532.Chicago/Turabian Style
Paolino, Giovanni; Didona, Dario; Magliulo, Giuseppe; Iannella, Giannicola; Didona, Biagio; Mercuri, Santo R.; Moliterni, Elisa; Donati, Michele; Ciofalo, Andrea; Granata, Guido; Ranuzzi, Patricia; Falasca, Vincenzo; Calvieri, Stefano. 2017. "Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Insight into the Autoimmune Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Therapy." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 12: 2532.
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