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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-317

Pulse therapy in pemphigus: Ready reckoner

Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Gillian Roga
Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.182428

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Pulse therapy for the treatment of pemphigus has been in vogue for several years and is administered by many dermatologists across the world. However, even though there is enough evidence about its efficacy and methodology, there continue to be doubts and questions regarding the rationale of use of high dose intravenous steroids and steroid-sparing immunosuppressants. This article has aimed to provide clarity to young dermatology residents on the administration of pulse therapy, and the various controversies and modifications that have been mentioned in literature over the past couple of years.

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