Juvenile Pemphigus with Severe Course

Authors: H. Jedličková;  V. Semrádová;  J. Račovská
Authors‘ workplace: I. dermatovenerologická klinika FN u sv. Anny v Brně
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, , 2000, No. 5, p. 233-237


Juvenile pemphigus is a rare disease with similar course as pemphigus in adulthood. It beginsas stomatitis followed by skin disease. Its diagnosis may be delayed for several months. A case ofsevere juvenile pemphigus in a 13-year-old girl with a 4-year follow up is described. The patient wastreated with corticosteroids, dapsone, azathioprine and intravenous immunoglobulins. The treat-ment was complicated with serious adverse effects of corticosteroids.

Key words:
pemphigus vulgaris - juvenile - treatment

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