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Direct immunofluorescence as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in pemphigus
Kaur Jagjit Sethi
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Sethi KJ, Kanwar A J, Kaur S, Sehgal S. Direct immunofluorescence as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in pemphigus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1992;58:379-383
AbstractDirect immunoflurescence was carried out in 20 patients with pemphigus vulgaris and repeated at intervals of 3 months in each patient on 3 occasions or earlier in patients who had a relapse. No correlation was observed between the disease activity and positive DIF. Complement deposition showed an increase or reappeared in patients who had a relapse. It is thus a better indication of an imminent relapse.