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Cytoimmunofluorescence Diagnosis in Surgically Induced Pemphigus Foliaceus

Magdaleno-Tapial, Jorge MD*; Valenzuela-Oñate, Cristian MD*; Giacaman-von der Weth, Macarena MD*; García-Legaz Martínez, Marta MD*; Hernández-Bel, Pablo PhD*; Carballeira-Braña, Alexo PhD; Sánchez-Carazo, José Luis PhD*; Alegre-de Miquel, Víctor PhD*

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: August 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 8 - p 587–589
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001307
Brief Report

Abstract: Pemphigus foliaceus is an autoimmune bullous disease with autoantibodies against desmoglein 1. Case reports of pemphigus after surgery have also been described, which may simulate an infection of the surgical wound, a contact dermatitis, or even a tumor recurrence. Cytoimmunofluorescence can help to establish a rapid diagnosis.

Departments of *Dermatology; and

Plastic Surgery, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Correspondence: Jorge Magdaleno-Tapial, MD, Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Avenue Tres Creus, 2, 46014 Valencia, Spain (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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