Pemphigus Herpetiformis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Blanca Anais Estupiñan; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the pathophysiology of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What causes pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the prevalence of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What are the racial predilections of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What are the sexual predilections of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the prognosis of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pemphigus herpetiformis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pemphigus Herpetiformis?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which direct immunofluorescence findings are characteristic of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which indirect immunofluorescence findings are characteristic of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the role of immunoblotting in the workup of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the role of ELISA in the workup of pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is the role of immunoprecipitation in the workup of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Treatment

How is pemphigus herpetiformis treated?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pemphigus herpetiformis?

How is osteoporosis prevented in pemphigus herpetiformis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with pemphigus herpetiformis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pemphigus herpetiformis?

Which medications in the drug class Biological Response Modulator are used in the treatment of Pemphigus Herpetiformis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressives are used in the treatment of Pemphigus Herpetiformis?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatories are used in the treatment of Pemphigus Herpetiformis?