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European Journal of Dermatology


Comorbid autoimmune diseases in patients with pemphigus: a nationwide case-control study in Taiwan Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017

1 Department of Dermatology,
Taipei Veterans General Hospital,
Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Dermatology,
National Yang-Ming University,
Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Dermatology,
Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University,
Taipei, Taiwan
4 Department of Dermatology,
National Defense Medical Center,
Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Key words: alopecia areata, pemphigus, psoriasis, Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2017.3060
  • Page(s) : 375-81
  • Published in: 2017

Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune bullous diseases of the skin and mucosa, ascribed to autoantibodies against the intercellular adhesion proteins of the epidermis, resulting in acantholysis and intraepidermal blisters in the skin and/or mucosa. The correlation between pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and several autoimmune diseases [1-5], such as autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), myasthenia gravis (MG), and type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1), has been reported. Recently, a new disease [...]