Senear-Usher syndrome or pemphigus erythematosus is a pathology that overlaps clinically and serologically with pemphigus foliaceus and lupus erythematosus. Skin biopsies of patients with pemphigus erythematosus reveal acantholysis and deposits of immunoglobulins in desmosomes, and they are positive in the lupus band test. In the present paper, we determined whether the autoantibodies associated with pemphigus erythematosus targeted a single antigen or multiple antigens as a result of the stimulation of independent B cell clones. Our present paper demonstrates that patients with pemphigus erythematosus produce both antiepithelial antibodies specific for desmoglein 1 and 3 and antinuclear antibodies specific for Ro, La, Sm, and double-stranded DNA antigens. After eluting specific anti-epithelial or anti-nuclear antibodies, which were recovered and tested using double-fluorescence assays, a lack of cross-reactivity was demonstrated between desmosomes and nuclear and cytoplasmic lupus antigens. ...
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Define pemphigus vulgaris. pemphigus vulgaris synonyms, pemphigus vulgaris pronunciation, pemphigus vulgaris translation, English dictionary definition of pemphigus vulgaris. n. Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters. pem′phi·gous adj. n pathol any of a group of blistering skin...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neonatal pemphigus vulgaris. T2 - IgG4 autoantibodies to desmoglein 3 induce skin blisters in newborns. AU - Parlowsky, Thomas. AU - Welzel, Julia. AU - Amagai, Masayuki. AU - Zillikens, Detlef. AU - Wygold, Thorsten. PY - 2003/4/1. Y1 - 2003/4/1. N2 - We report a case of neonatal pemphigus vulgaris presenting with skin lesions on the head, genital area, and right foot. Pemphigus vulgaris was diagnosed by the presence of circulating autoantibodies predominantly of the IgG4 subtype by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy and by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using recombinant desmoglein 3. This case demonstrates the pathogenic relevance of IgG4 autoantibodies to desmoglein 3 in the skin of neonates.. AB - We report a case of neonatal pemphigus vulgaris presenting with skin lesions on the head, genital area, and right foot. Pemphigus vulgaris was diagnosed by the presence of circulating autoantibodies predominantly of the IgG4 subtype by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy ...
We evaluated the effectiveness of mizoribine, a newly developed immunosuppressive agent, as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of both pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus. Eleven pemphigus patients (eight pemphigus vulgaris and three pemphigus foliaceus) received the combination therapy of prednisolone and mizoribine. Complete remission was observed in three of the eight patients with pemphigus vulgaris and in one of the three patients with pemphigus foliaceus. The four patients with complete remission had a rapid clinical response and achieved remission at a median of 11.8 months. Partial remission was achieved in two of the three patients with pemphigus foliaceus. The median time to achieve partial remission was 16.0 months. Six (55.6%) of the 11 patients with pemphigus had complete or partial remission and were able to taper their prednisolone. The cumulative probability of having a complete remission was 64.3% at 19 months of follow-up using Kaplan-Meier analysis. The effectiveness ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epitope analysis of antidesmoglein 1 autoantibodies from patients with pemphigus foliaceus across different activity stages. AU - Kamiya, K.. AU - Aoyama, Y.. AU - Yamasaki, O.. AU - Kamata, A.. AU - Yamagami, Jun. AU - Iwatsuki, K.. AU - Tokura, Y.. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Background Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and pemphigus vulgaris (PV) are closely related, but clinically distinct, autoimmune blistering diseases caused by autoantibodies against desmoglein (Dsg)1 and Dsg3, respectively. Using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-treated Dsg3 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) we have shown that the proportion of anti-Dsg3 antibodies against calcium-dependent epitopes decreased upon shifting to the inactive phase in patients with PV. Objectives To analyse the epitope profiles of anti-Dsg1 antibodies across the different activity stages of PF. Methods We evaluated five patients with PF who retained high serum levels of anti-Dsg1 antibodies in the inactive phase. ...
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Pemphigus Foliaceus, Superficial Pemphigus, Pemphigus erythematosus, Senear-Usher Syndrome, Fogo selvagem, Pemphigus herpetiformis.
Background Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a devastating autoimmune blistering disease, involving mucocutaneous and internal organs, and associated with underlying neoplasms. PNP is characterized by the production of autoantibodies targeting proteins of the plakin and cadherin families involved in maintenance of cell architecture and tissue cohesion. Nevertheless, the identity of an antigen of Mr 170,000 (p170), thought to be critical in PNP pathogenesis, has remained unknown. Methodology/Principal Findings Using an immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry based approach, we identified p170 as alpha-2-macroglobuline-like-1, a broad range protease inhibitor expressed in stratified epithelia and other tissues damaged in the PNP disease course. We demonstrate that 10 PNP sera recognize alpha-2-macroglobuline-like-1 (A2ML1), while none of the control sera obtained from patients with bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus and normal subjects does. Conclusions/Significance Our study
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Pemphigus is a group of five autoimmune skin diseases characterized by vesicles and bullae (large and small "blisters") in the mouth and at mucocutaneous junctions (the junctions between skin and mucosal tissues). Commonly affected areas include the eyelids, lips, nostrils, and anus.. Pemphigus Foliaceus (PF) - The term means "leaf-like pemphigus". This is the most common autoimmune skin disease of cats. With PM, the patient develops crusts (scabs) and ulcers around the eyes, ears, footpads, groin, and bridge of the nose. In cats, lesions also develop at the toenail beds creating crusty sore feet. PM is rarely found in the mouth or at mucocutaneous junctions. It usually appears suddenly without a recognized cause, but in some cases it may be drug induced or can be the result of years of chronic skin disease.. Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV) - The term means "common pemphigus" and it is the most frequent form of pemphigus in humans. Fluid filled blisters called "vesicles" form in and around the mouth, ...
Pemphigus foliaceus is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in dogs, leading to autoantibodies to desmoglein I and finally to pustule and crust formation. Immunosuppressive therapy is mandatory in this disease - but does it always have to be given for the rest of the life? An interesting, rarely discussed question!
Senear-Usher syndrome or pemphigus erythematosus is a pathology that overlaps clinically and serologically with pemphigus foliaceus and lupus erythematosus. Skin biopsies of patients with pemphigus erythematosus reveal acantholysis and deposits of immunoglobulins in desmosomes, and they are positive in the lupus band test. In the present paper, we determined whether the autoantibodies associated with pemphigus erythematosus targeted a single antigen or multiple antigens as a result of the stimulation of independent B cell clones. Our present paper demonstrates that patients with pemphigus erythematosus produce both antiepithelial antibodies specific for desmoglein 1 and 3 and antinuclear antibodies specific for Ro, La, Sm, and double-stranded DNA antigens. After eluting specific anti-epithelial or anti-nuclear antibodies, which were recovered and tested using double-fluorescence assays, a lack of cross-reactivity was demonstrated between desmosomes and nuclear and cytoplasmic lupus antigens. This result
Kirov State Medical University. The article describes modern views on predisposing factors, characteristics of the immunological changes and link with the histocompatibility antigens HLA, the role of circulating autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of the disease in patients with pemphigus vulgaris. Described 2 cases of clinical observations and vulgar pemphigus, foliaceous pemphigus, accompanied by concomitant pathology of internal organs in the form of cardiovascular system pathology, chronic iron deficiency anemia, diffuse and knotty changes of the thyroid gland. The good effect of etiotropic, pathogenetic and symptomatic therapy in accordance with the standards of specialized medical care in moderate-to-severe pemphigus. ...
Indication: adult patients with pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus.. SAMEP recommendation: To list rituximab on the statewide high cost medicines formulary for adult patients with pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus who are refractory to conventional immunosuppression or who are steroid-dependent.. Rationale: Rituximab, in combination with short term prednisone, can induce remission in newly diagnosed pemphigus patients with a lower total prednisone dose than if relying on prednisone alone. The majority of patients treated with rituximab experienced at least one episode of complete remission off therapy (89%) at two years as compared to approximately a third (34%) of patients only receiving prednisone.. The rate of relapse at 24 months also favoured rituximab treated patients (24% versus 45%) and fewer patients in the rituximab arm had active lesions at 24 months or had no lesions but remained on significant prednisone doses (11% versus 64%). Rituximab has a steroid sparing effect ...
The purpose of this study is to explore a new medication for the skin disease termed pemphigus. Our specific aim is to determine whether the use of sirolimus will allow for a decrease in the dosage or possibly eliminate the need for corticosteroids, which so far is the only type of drug that can control this disease.. Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease characterized by blistering, caused by autoantibodies against certain cells in the skin. This disease most commonly occurs in individuals ages 50 and older, and it presents as painful shallow erosions and/or blisters in the mouth and/or skin. Pemphigus is very painful and uncomfortable, associated with impaired quality of life and significant morbidity. Severe or untreated cases of pemphigus can become fatal if the involved surface area becomes large enough to cause dehydration and/or infection. The first line of therapy, and the standard of care, for pemphigus remain to be systemic corticosteroids. However, corticosteroids have many known side ...
The purpose of this study is to explore a new medication for the skin disease termed pemphigus. Our specific aim is to determine whether the use of sirolimus will allow for a decrease in the dosage or possibly eliminate the need for corticosteroids, which so far is the only type of drug that can control this disease.. Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease characterized by blistering, caused by autoantibodies against certain cells in the skin. This disease most commonly occurs in individuals ages 50 and older, and it presents as painful shallow erosions and/or blisters in the mouth and/or skin. Pemphigus is very painful and uncomfortable, associated with impaired quality of life and significant morbidity. Severe or untreated cases of pemphigus can become fatal if the involved surface area becomes large enough to cause dehydration and/or infection. The first line of therapy, and the standard of care, for pemphigus remain to be systemic corticosteroids. However, corticosteroids have many known side ...
Background:Pemphigus is a life-threatening, autoimmune blistering disease, mediated by IgG autoantibodies. The aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in detecting circulating pemphigus autoantibodies, and to compare its sensitivity and specificity with the indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) test. We also established the frequency of occurrence of pemphigus autoantibodies in relatives of our patients.Material/Methods:IIF and ELISA tests were performed in 24 patients with pemphigus vulgaris, 13 with pemphigus foliaceus, 56 healthy relatives, and 50 controls, selected according to sex and age.Results:The obtained results revealed high specificity and sensitivity of ELISA, comparable to the IIF test, especially in patients who were in the active stage of the disease. We also showed that the profile of anti-Dsg 1 and/or anti-Dsg 3 autoantibodies is associated with the clinical variant of pemphigus. The frequency of occurrence of pemphigus ...
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In patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), autoantibodies against desmoglein 3 (Dsg3) cause loss of cell-cell adhesion of keratinocytes in the basal and immediate suprabasal layers of stratified squamous epithelia. The pathology, at least partially, may depend on protease release from keratinocytes, but might also result from antibodies interfering with an adhesion function of Dsg3. However, a direct role of desmogleins in cell adhesion has not been shown. To test whether Dsg3 mediates adhesion, we genetically engineered mice with a targeted disruption of the DSG3 gene. DSG3 -/- mice had no DSG3 mRNA by RNase protection assay and no Dsg3 protein by immunofluorescence (IF) and immunoblots. These mice were normal at birth, but by 8-10 d weighed less than DSG3 +/- or +/+ littermates, and at around day 18 were grossly runted. We speculated that oral lesions (typical in PV patients) might be inhibiting food intake, causing this runting. Indeed, oropharyngeal biopsies showed erosions with histology
Pemphigus foliaceus is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes people to have skin that blisters easily and develops crusty, scaly...
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Pemphigus describes a group of autoimmune blistering diseases that involve the epidermal surfaces of the skin, mucosa, or both. There are 3 broad categories: pemphigus vulgaris (PV), pemphigus foliaceus (PF), and paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP). Pemphigus is mediated by an autoantibody that binds a specific component of the desmosomal plaque. The desmosomal plaque holds the keratinocytes of the skin and mucosa together. ...
Background: The use of saliva for the diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using desmoglein (Dsg)3 antigen has not been extensively documented, nor has the detection of serum IgA antibodies to Dsg3. Objectives: (i) To establish whether whole saliva might provide a suitable alternative to serum for diagnosing and monitoring PV; (ii) to investigate whether anti-Dsg3 IgA antibodies can be detected in serum and saliva and (iii) to establish whether there is an association between serum or saliva anti-Dsg3 antibodies and disease severity. Methods: Precoated Dsg3 ELISA plates were used to test serum and/or saliva for IgG and IgA antibodies. Matched serum and whole saliva samples were collected from 23 patients with PV, 17 healthy subjects and 19 disease controls. All patients with PV, disease controls and six healthy controls provided matched parotid saliva. Results: Whole saliva IgG antibodies to Dsg3 were detected in 14 of 23 patients (61%) and serum IgG ...
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Autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) are uncommon but significant skin disorders with relatively high morbidity and mortality. Some surveys have been carried out to describe the spectrum of ABDs in a region, but this is the first that has focused on ABDs in elderly patients. This study was conducted to determine the clinicoepidemiologic features of ABDs in elderly patients. Medical records of all ABD patients with disease onset after the age of 60 years who presented to the Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran, Iran between April 2003 and March 2013 were reviewed ...
Tong, J.C.,Tan, T.W.,Ranganathan, S.,Sinha, A.A. (2006). Prediction of desmoglein-3 peptides reveals multiple shared T-cell epitopes in HLA DR4- and DR6- associated Pemphigus vulgaris. BMC Bioinformatics 7 (SUPPL.5). [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-7-S5-S7 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - (3) Calcium enhances the sensitivity of immunofluorescence for pemphigus antibodies. AU - Matis, W. L.. AU - Anhalt, Grant James. AU - Diaz, L. A.. AU - Rivitti, E. A.. AU - Martins, C. R.. AU - Berger, Robert. PY - 1988. Y1 - 1988. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84988103834&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84988103834&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1988.tb05377.x. DO - 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1988.tb05377.x. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:84988103834. VL - 119. SP - 42. JO - British Journal of Dermatology. JF - British Journal of Dermatology. SN - 0007-0963. ER - ...
Pemphigus Vulgaris is mainly characterized by a formation of blisters in the mouth which make it difficult to swallow food or drink water. These blisters later
Corneal involvement is a rare complication in patients with pemphigus vulgaris. Severe corneal involvement has never been reported except in the case of a 56 year old man with severe ocular involvement including conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration, and perforation despite immunosuppressive therapy.4 Although a causative organism was not isolated, the authors suggested that the complications were due to an infectious agent.. Two mechanisms have been suggested to cause the corneal erosion-bacteria or other pathogenic organisms that infect the cornea because of the epithelial defect and tear film disorder brought on by the corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy. Although the culture obtained from right ocular discharge before starting ofloxacin ointment showed a negative result, we could not deny the bacterial infection. We did not perform a bacterial or viral culture or polymerase chain reaction examinations using a corneal sample.. The second mechanism is an autoimmune mechanism against one ...
Download Pemphigus Disease. Pemphigus (/ˈpɛmfɪɡəs/ or /pɛmˈfaɪɡəs/) is a rare group of blistering autoimmune diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes. The name is derived from the Greek root pemphix meaning...
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The immunological examinations of two cases of pemphigus vulgaris and four cases of bullous pemphigoid in the dog are reported. Deposits of immunoglobulin and complement were identified betweeen epithelial cells of the pemphigus cases and at the epithelial/connectivce tissue junction in the pemphigoid dogs. The bullous autoimmune diseases must be considered in the differential diagnosis of mucosal and skin ulceration in the dog.. ...
Javier Rangel, MD Perm J 2016 Winter; 20(1):e101-e102 http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/15-059 Abstract The development of pemphigus, including
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pemfigo radioindotto con ritardo diagnostico. AU - Hendrickx, I.. AU - Guizzardi, M.. AU - Mancini, L. L.. AU - Monti, M.. PY - 1999. Y1 - 1999. N2 - Ionizing radiation-induced pemphigus is a rare reported clinical entity, arising after a radiation therapy that usually follows surgical treatment for malignancy. A case of ionizing radiation-induced pemphigus arised after X-ray therapy for mammary carcinoma is reported. After two weeks of X-ray delivery, erythema and erosions appeared on the radiated area. These lesions were interpreted as an inflammatory result of radiation and cured. After eighteen months, typical pemphigus bullous eruptions developed all over the body and oral mucosa. The importance of considering ionizing radiation-induced pemphigus among the attending side effects of radiotherapy is underlined and it is suggested to submit to dermatological attention every case of uncertain skin reaction.. AB - Ionizing radiation-induced pemphigus is a rare reported clinical ...
1. Pemphigus Foliaceus. Secondly, they can be caused by Pemphigus Foliaceus which is a disorder that results in blisters on the mucous membrane.. 2. Constant trauma. Do not forget also that trauma on the nose has the potential to cause this problem. One example could be blowing it too hard in such a way that there is a rupture in the blood capillaries that can lead to small ulcers.. 3. Infections such as bacteria. Infections like bacterial infection can also this problem. It is important to understand that the nasal passages would normally act as a shield against things like bacteria and dust in the air we breathe. These are well trapped in the mucus on the nose hairs; however, when there is a crack inside the nasal passages, it is possible for the bacteria to cause some infections inside the lining which could cause these nose sores.. Staphylococcus bacteria are known to be one of the most common problems for nasal sores. In fact, the bacteria which are sometimes referred to as staph is ...
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What is pemphigus? It is a disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells resulting in blisters. Learn the phemigus types, treatment & more.
Background: Pemphigus is a rare, autoimmune blistering condition, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. It warrants treatment by various immunosuppressive age..
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by Lori , May 7, 2017 , Auto immune disorders, Candida Overgrowth Treatment, Pemphigus vulgaris, Skin disorders, Success Stories. Pemphigus Vulgaris is a terrible skin disorder, which is one of the autoimmune disorders. This success story is from a real person, whose name is left out for privacy reasons. She wrote to use on May 4, 2017, and gave us permission to publish her story about how she ...
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RESULTS: Thirty-five patients were included. Clinical phenotypes were: mucosal in 17 patients; mucous-cutaneous in 11; and cutaneous in 7. The status of anti-Dsg1 autoantibodies was significantly related to the cutaneous and mucous-cutaneous phenotypes both at diagnosis and after 6 months. The status of anti-Dsg3 autoantibodies was significantly related to the mucosal and mucous-cutaneous phenotypes only at first evaluation. No significant correlations were found between disease activity and the status of autoantibodies. No significant variations of autoantibody levels (between first and second sample) were found with regard to different therapies, except for the variation of anti-Dsg1 autoantibodies in one patient treated with systemic steroids and methotrexate ...
This brief survey has, it is hoped, helped to ease some of the anxiety associated with the management of complex autoimmune skin disorders. The main points to remember are that there are numerous therapeutic options for each disease. I like to think
If your cat is having skin problems, the usual suspects are external, like fleas, mites, fungus or bacteria. Sometimes the problem, as the saying goes, is more than skin deep. A malfunctioning immune ...
Pemphigus foliaceus, calcinosis cutis and hepatocutaneous syndrome are the 3 strange and unusual skin diseases that can plague pets.