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Dermatol Online J. 2012 May 15;18(5):14.

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies in patients with pemphigus vulgaris: correlation with disease extent at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up.

Abstract

Several studies have tried to determine the relationship between autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor and the development of pemphigus vulgaris. In this study, we observed that antibody levels against the acetylcholine receptor are mildly elevated in pemphigus vulgaris (PV), and significantly correlate with disease severity on the initial diagnosis and during follow up. However, it is not clear if these antibodies are just an epiphenomenon or a potential trigger of the known pathogenic process in PV.

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