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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
People with severe pemphigus that cannot be controlled with corticosteroids may undergo plasmapheresis, a treatment in which the blood containing the damaging
To learn more about new medications being studied for the treatment of pemphigus, visit the ClinicalTrials.gov web site.