The Oesophageal Involvement of Pemphigus Vulgaris Patients and Comparison with Skin Findings


Seremet S., ONSUN N., Danalioglu A., Demirkesen C., Aygin M. S.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.42, no.3, pp.87-90, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90
  • Keywords: Pemphigus vulgaris, oesophagus, direct immunofluorescein examination
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background and Design: The pemphigus family includes a number of disease which feature intraepidermal blisters with acantholysis. Pemphigus vulgaris(PV) is the most common form of pemphigus, affects the skin and mucous membranes. Although oral mucosa is the most commonly affected site, all stratified squamous epithelium can be involved like pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, conjunctiva, vaginal, penile, and anal mucosa. We planned our study aiming to find frequency of oesophagus involvement in PV patients and to compare them immunohistopathologically with skin findings.