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Oral pemphigus vulgaris occurring during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11896835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There have been few reports describing the occurrence of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) during pregnancy. The patient described in this case report is interesting because the PV that developed during her pregnancy was confined to her mouth. It has been suggested that prompt treatment with systemic steroids prevents development of PV in cutaneous tissues. In this case, early control of the condition is believed to have eliminated the need for high dose steroids throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. In addition, this therapeutic approach could have contributed to the birth of a baby free of PV. Resolution of the presenting oral symptoms allowed the mother to resume a normal diet, allaying her anxiety about the possible effects of poor nutritional intake on foetal development. Aspects of clinical management considered in this report include the choice of immunosuppressive therapy and the multidisciplinary care involving both dental and obstetric specialists.
Joseph K Muhammad; Michael A O Lewis; St John Crean
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0904-2512     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Pathol. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, University of Wales of Medicine, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Gingival Diseases / drug therapy*
Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage
Mouth Mucosa / pathology
Patient Care Team
Pemphigus / drug therapy*
Prednisolone / administration & dosage
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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