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Contemp Clin Dent. 2018 Sep;9(Suppl 2):S373-S376. doi: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_461_18.

Childhood Pemphigus Vulgaris: Report of Two Cases with Emphasis on Diagnostic Approach.

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1
Department of Oral Pathology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Childhood pemphigus vulgaris (CPV) is a rare entity with clinical features and management primarily similar to those of adults; diagnosis may be difficult due to clinical similarity to other disorders such as herpetic gingivostomatitis which is more prevalent in this age group. We report two cases of CPV with emphasis on diagnostic approach. While treating such patients, it is imperative to diagnose CPV in the early stages to prevent serious morbidity and to adjust drug dosage to minimize side effects.

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Autoimmune bullous disease; Tzanck test; childhood pemphigus vulgaris

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