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April 2001

Cyclosporine Therapy Should Be Considered for Maintenance of Remission in Patients With Pemphigus

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(4):505. doi:

In a randomized trial published in the July issue of ARCHIVES, Ioannides1 et al compared the effectiveness of corticosteroids alone with a combination of corticosteroids and cyclosporine in 33 hospitalized patients with pemphigus. The authors clearly demonstrated that adding cyclosporine to a corticosteroid treatment regimen had no advantage over corticosteroids alone in the acute phase of the disease.

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