Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Summer 2001 , Volume 8 , Number 2 (SN 20); Page(s) 24 To 28.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF CHARACTERISTICS OF PEMPHIGUS PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN THE DERMATOLOGY WARD OF SINA HOSPITAL HAMADAN - IRAN DURING 1992-1995

 
 
Author(s):  FARSHCHIAN M.*, PILEH VAR M.
 
* Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Pemphigus describe a group of autoimmune disease characterized by blisters and erosions of the skin and mucous membrane, acantholysis and autoantibodies against epidermal cell surface components. The aim of this study was assessment of pemphigus patients hospitalized in the dermatology ward of Sina hospital Hamadan.
The research was descriptive 'retrospective study and was done on the base of information that obtained from 37 pemphigus patients' file hospitalized in Sina hospital during 1992-1995.
In this study 23(62.2%) patients were female and 14(37.8%) patients were male and most of the patients were in the age of 41-50 years. Oral lesion was seen in the 83% patients that in one third of the patients (32.4%) was the initial presentation. Relapse in this study was (29.7%). Death occurred in four patients (3 women and 1 man) and septicemia was the most common cause of death. The most common from of pathology was pemphigus vulgaris. The average time between beginning of the disease and admission time was 103 days.
This study showed that pemphigus was more common in women than men, also relapse of pemphigus in this study was more than the other studies which was done in other countries.

 
Keyword(s): PEMPHIGUS - CLASSIFICATION, PEMPHIGUS - COMPLICATIONS, PEMPHIGUS - THERAPY
 
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