Carlos Nousari's scientific contributionswhile working at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami, United States) and other institutions
- Abstract: Pemphigus foliaceus is an autoimmune disease that clinically manifests with cutaneous blisters of the superficial skin. The nonendemic or sporadic form of this entity is rare in children and typically presents with a milder, more localized rash that usually follows a benign course of short duration. We describe an affected patient atypical in both her young age and the severity of skin findings. Our patient presented with a full body exfoliative erythroderma at 21 months of age. After an... Show More
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[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is rarely described in the pediatric population with less than 40 cases reported in the literature. We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with PF after 6 months of starting with symptoms and who responded well to therapy with oral dapsone. Although therapeutic guidelines for PF in children are lacking, oral corticosteroids in combination with dapsone have proven to be effective as first-line treatment in this setting.
- Pemphigus foliaceus is a blistering skin disease that rarely occurs in the pediatric population, with the exception of the endemic form observed predominantly in Brazilian children, known as Fogo selvagem . Because blisters are superficial within the epidermis and the blister roof is too thin to allow fluid accumulation, patients usually present with