Vesicular Pruriginous Lesions

  • Dario Didona
  • Biagio Didona


  • No more than 40 cases of pemphigus foliaceus are reported in pediatric patients

  • Direct immunofluorescence study is mandatory to confirm the diagnosis of pemphigus foliaceus

  • Systemic steroids are the first choice therapeutic option in management of pemphigus foliaceus


Pemphigus foliaceus Direct immunofluorescence Indirect immunofluorescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Didona
    • 1
  • Biagio Didona
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyPhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.First Division of DermatologyIstituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata-IRCCSRomeItaly

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