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Successful treatment of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita using intravenous immunoglobulins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7772494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 55-year-old man with severe inflammatory epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. The skin lesions did not respond to various immunosuppressive treatments. The combined administration of prednisone, azathioprine, dapsone and colchicine resulted only in a transient and incomplete resolution of the lesions. The bullae and increased skin fragility were successfully controlled by the addition of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.
C Mohr; C Sunderkötter; A Hildebrand; K Biel; A Rütter; G H Rütter; T A Luger; G Kolde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-13     Completed Date:  1995-07-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  824-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Azathioprine / therapeutic use
Colchicine / therapeutic use
Dapsone / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita / therapy*
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous; 446-86-6/Azathioprine; 53-03-2/Prednisone; 64-86-8/Colchicine; 80-08-0/Dapsone

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