The immunopathology of pemphigus vulgaris: recent advances1
Maryann Fitzmaurice, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Immunopathology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Aspects of the etiology, clinical presentation and course, diagnosis, and treatment of pemphigus vulgaris are reviewed. Recent advances in the immunopathology of pemphigus vulgaris are also discussed, with emphasis on studies in tissue-culture models with pathogenetic significance.