Nonendemic pemphigus foliaceus presenting as fatal bullous exfoliative erythroderma

Hossein C. Nousari, Margaret Moresi, Mitchell Klapper, Grant James Anhalt

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Pemphigus foliaceus is a cutaneous autoimmune blistering disease that is characterized by lower morbidity and mortality than those observed in pemphigus vulgaris or paraneoplastic pemphigus. However, erythrodermic forms of the endemic variant of pemphigus foliaceus have been associated with a higher mortality. We report a case of nonendemic pemphigus foliaceus that presented as fatal bullous exfoliative erythroderma, and thus, we will emphasize the inclusion of this entity in the differential diagnosis and the use of skin direct immunofluorescence in the evaluation of patients with erythroderma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalCutis
Volume67
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

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Exfoliative Dermatitis
Pemphigus
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Skin
Mortality
Autoimmune Diseases
Differential Diagnosis
Morbidity

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  • Immunology and Allergy

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Nonendemic pemphigus foliaceus presenting as fatal bullous exfoliative erythroderma. / Nousari, Hossein C.; Moresi, Margaret; Klapper, Mitchell; Anhalt, Grant James.

In: Cutis, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2001, p. 251-252.

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Nousari, HC, Moresi, M, Klapper, M & Anhalt, GJ 2001, 'Nonendemic pemphigus foliaceus presenting as fatal bullous exfoliative erythroderma', Cutis, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 251-252.
Nousari, Hossein C. ; Moresi, Margaret ; Klapper, Mitchell ; Anhalt, Grant James. / Nonendemic pemphigus foliaceus presenting as fatal bullous exfoliative erythroderma. In: Cutis. 2001 ; Vol. 67, No. 3. pp. 251-252.
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