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Mucous membrane pemphigoid: recent advances.
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PMID:  23047169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review article summarizes the recent literature in regards to advancements in the diagnosis and management of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) published in the English literature since May 2011.
RECENT FINDINGS: MMP is an uncommon, subepithelial blistering conjunctivitis that is commonly associated with vision loss. Distinct subgroups of MMP have recently been identified using advanced immunohistochemical techniques. Antiepiligrin MMP has been described as a distinct entity with a relationship to certain solid organ malignancies. There is evidence that conventional immunomodulators such as mycophenolate mofetil and biologics such as rituximab are effective in halting disease progression. Unfortunately, the majority of patients at presentation to tertiary centers already have advanced disease. Novel regenerative techniques such as stem cell therapy as well as traditional surgical approaches such as keratoprosthesis might be required for the restoration of vision in patients with significant corneal scarring.
SUMMARY: Despite advances in available immunosuppressive treatment regimens, significant ocular morbidity persists possibly secondary to difficulty in diagnosis. Additionally, absence of clinically detectable inflammation in a significant proportion of patients causes delay in the treatment and leads to progressive scarring. Surgical management of the complications of MMP remains challenging, with high failure rates over long-term follow-up.
Divya Srikumaran; Esen K Akpek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in ophthalmology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1531-7021     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  2013-04-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011108     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived / therapeutic use
Conjunctivitis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use
Mucous Membrane / pathology*
Mycophenolic Acid / analogs & derivatives,  therapeutic use
Pemphigoid, Benign Mucous Membrane / diagnosis*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived; 0/Immunologic Factors; 0/rituximab; 24280-93-1/Mycophenolic Acid; 9242ECW6R0/mycophenolate mofetil

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