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Zhou and colleagues detected ectopic lymphoid structures (ELS) that resemble tertiary lymphoid organs in pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceous lesions. ELS were characterized by B cells reactive to the desmoglein 3 autoantigen, and were associated with active disease and B cell expansion. B cell differentiation in ELS was supported by the detection of centroblasts, plasmablasts, and plasma cells in these lesions. Chemokines that may induce B cell migration to pemphigus lesions were also detected in ELS.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Several IMDs have considerable oral involvement. These oral manifestations of the diseases may be overlooked by other specialists leading to a delay in the diagnosis and its management. In order to circumvent this delay, the analysis and evaluation of a disease need to be done by a team comprising of a dental surgeon, dermatologist, and an oral medicine specialist. PMID: 32042465 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Abstract Numerous epidemiological studies have suggested a link between vitamin D deficiency and the development of various autoimmune diseases, including diabetes mellitus type 1, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis or systemic lupus erythematosus. More recently, such a link has been also proposed for autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBD). This is a relatively rare and potentially life-threatening, organ-specific group of inflammatory skin diseases characterized by the presence of tissue-bound and circulating autoantibodies against various molecules present in desmosomes (in pemphigu...
Source: Acta Biochim Pol - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research
AbstractChronic inflammatory skin diseases (CISD) represent a significant burden of skin disease in the United States, and a growing number of studies demonstrate that CISD are associated with multiple comorbidities. However, few studies examined multimorbidity in adults with CISD. We sought to determine whether hospitalized US adults with chronic inflammatory skin disorders have increased multi-morbidity and mortality risk. Data from the 2002 –2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample were analyzed, including a representative 20% sample of US hospitalizations. Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) and mean estimated 10-year survi...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
In conclusion, cytokines are deeply involved in PV and PF pathogenesis, and targeting specific cytokines may lead to development of more promising treatments for pemphigus. PMID: 32058276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cytokine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Cytokine Source Type: research
AbstractA recent study of comorbidities in hospitalized pemphigus patients in the United States has demonstrated a significant association of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and pemphigus, but this association has not been firmly established in other populations. A retrospective, cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of HS in patients with pemphigus and compare with control subjects. Regression analysis was performed to obtain ORs, and 95% CIs, to evaluate the prevalence between pemphigus patients and controls matched by age, sex, and ethnicity. Among the patients included in the study, 1985 patien...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: British Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Nili A, Tavakolpour S, Mahmoudi H, Noormohammadpour P, Balighi K, Daneshpazhooh M PMID: 31986931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
PMID: 31996549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Authors: Brodszky V, Tamási B, Hajdu K, Péntek M, Szegedi A, Sárdy M, Bata-Csörgő Z, Kinyó Á, Gulácsi L, Rencz F Abstract Objective: Cost-of-illness studies are widely used for healthcare decision-making; however, no such study is available in pemphigus from the societal perspective. The purpose of this analysis was to estimate annual cost-of-illness per patient with pemphigus from a societal perspective.Methods: Between 2014 and 2017, a multicenter, cross-sectional study was carried out. Consecutive pemphigus patients aged ≥18 years were recruited at all four univ...
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Authors: Pezzolo E, Naldi L Abstract Introduction: "Chronic inflammatory immune-related skin disease" (ISDs) is an umbrella term grouping together heterogeneous entities characterised by chronic inflammation potentially involving the whole skin. We are not covering all ISDs in this review, but take a few as the most representative, including nonbullous and bullous diseases. The question we are aiming to address can be summarised as follows: "despite the differences, is it possible to define some unifying epidemiologic characteristics and shared progression pathways which can guide the organization of...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
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