Volume 8, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Summer 2001)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2001, 8(2): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Farshchian M, Pilehvar M. Evaluation of Characteristics of Pemphigus Patients Hospitalized in the Dermatology Ward of Sina Hospital Hamadan – Iran During 1992-1995 . Avicenna J Clin Med. 2001; 8 (2)
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-875-en.html
Abstract:   (1205 Views)

Pemphigus describe a group of autoimmune disease characterized by
   blisters and erosions of the skin and mucous membrane , acantholysis and
   autoantibodies against epidermal cell surface components. The aim of this
   study was assessment of pemphigus patients hospitalized in the
   dermatology  ward of Sina hospital  Hamadan.

          The research was descriptive ‘retrospective study and was done on the
   base of information that obtained from 37 pemphigus patients’ file
   hospitalized in Sina hospital during 1992-1995.

          In this study 23(62.2%) patients were female and 14(37.8%) patients were
   male and most of the patients were in the age of 41-50 years. Oral lesion
   was seen in the 83% patients that in one third of the patients (32.4%) was the
   initial presentation. Relapse in this study was (29.7%). Death occurred in four
   patients (3 women and 1 man) and septicemia was the most common
   cause of death. The most common from of pathology was pemphigus
   vulgaris. The average time between beginning of the disease and
   admission time was 103 days.

          This study showed that pemphigus was more common in women than
   men, also relapse of pemphigus in this study was more than the other studies
   which was done in other countries.

Type of Study: Original | Subject: Special

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