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Management of pemphigus vulgaris: challenges and solutions

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, October 2015
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Title
Management of pemphigus vulgaris: challenges and solutions
Published in
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/ccid.s75908
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Stamatis Gregoriou, Ourania Efthymiou, Christina Stefanaki, Dimitris Rigopoulos

Abstract

The main objective in the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris is to control the disease, prevent relapses, and avoid adverse events associated with the prolonged use of steroids and immunosuppressive agents. Systemic corticosteroids remain the gold standard treatment for pemphigus vulgaris. Azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil are the first line of steroid-sparing treatment. Rituximab is extremely effective in recalcitrant pemphigus, when other treatments fail to control the disease. The European Dermatology Forum recommends tapering prednisolone by 25% every 2 weeks after the consolidation phase, and a 5 mg reduction every 4 weeks when the dose is reduced to <20 mg. If the patient relapses, options include increasing steroids back to the previous dose, adding an immunosuppressant if using steroid monotherapy, or replacing a first-line immunosuppressant by another if already on combination therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 13 22%
Student > Master 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 12%
Other 5 8%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 67%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 7 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2015.
All research outputs
#4,476,292
of 6,367,740 outputs
Outputs from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#125
of 175 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#124,677
of 196,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#12
of 12 outputs
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