Pemphigus is a group of rare
There are four main types of pemphigus:
The treatment of pemphigus consists of three phases: control, consolidation and maintenance. During the control phase, intense therapy is given to suppress disease activity until no new lesions appear. In the consolidation phase, drugs and and doses are continued until the majority of the lesion have healed. In the maintenance phase, medication are gradually reduced to the lowest possible dose that will prevent new lesions from appearing.
Once controlled, the steroid is reduced slowly to minimize side effects. Some patients then go into
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Are there medications besides prednisone which can successfully treat pemphigus? What about "alternative" medical treatments? See answer