Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: A Brief Update

Australas J Dermatol. 2005 Feb;46(1):1-8; quiz 9-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2005.126_1.x.

Abstract

First described in 1990, paraneoplastic pemphigus is an autoimmune condition that causes considerable morbidity, is resistant to therapy and is frequently fatal. Clinical heterogeneity is being recognized as more cases are reported and the documented auto-antigen profile is also increasing. Target antigens are now known to be not restricted to the skin, suggesting that this condition is part of a paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases / immunology
  • Autoimmune Diseases / pathology
  • Autoimmune Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / immunology
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / pathology
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / therapy
  • Pemphigus / diagnosis*
  • Pemphigus / immunology
  • Pemphigus / pathology
  • Pemphigus / therapy*

Substances

  • Autoantibodies