Involvement of the esophagus in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris who was on immunosuppressive therapy


KANBAY M. , Selcuk H., Gur G., Yilmaz U., Boyacioglu S.

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.98, no.8, pp.1369-1370, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1369-1370

Abstract

Esophageal involvement of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) had been considered an exceptional event. We present the case of a woman with PV who developed esophageol involvement while being treated with azathioprine and resolved after steroid therapy. This case highlights that esophageal involvement of PV might be resistant to immunosuppressive therapy other than steroids.