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Pemphigus associated with nail dystrophy.

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Two patients suffering from pemphigus vulgaris were found to have nail dystrophies which antedated the onset of mucocutaneous lesions by many years. The nail changes improved substantially on treatment of the bullous disease. One patient had nail matrix histology consistent with pemphigus, and both had positive direct immunofluorescence with intercellular IgG in the matrix epithelium, as well as at other body sites. We propose that dystrophic nails, as a non-specific indicator of autoimmune d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of dermatology
Volume:
129
Issue:
4
Pages:
461-464
Publication date:
1993-10-01
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
Source identifiers:
8502
Language:
English
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uuid:0890cadc-c49e-4395-858c-7047930724ed
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pubs:8502
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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