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July 1984

Adjuvant Therapy of Pemphigus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(7):941-951. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650430127024

• The effectiveness of adjuvant therapy of pemphigus was evaluated by comparing the results of studies of pemphigus treated with corticosteroids and adjuvant as opposed to corticosteroids only. There has been a steady and striking improvement in the prognosis of pemphigus during the past three decades. However, factors other than the use of adjuvant therapy appear to be responsible, since the survival and incidence of remissions in patients treated with adjuvants was only slightly better than that of patients treated with corticosteroids alone. The variable course of pemphigus and the lack of stratification makes it difficult to judge whether these slight differences have any relevance. A suggested protocol to treat pemphigus is presented.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:941-951)