A 69-year-old male was transferred to our department by helicopter on a Sunday morning from the intensive care burn unit of another university hospital. In this unit, he had been treated for 3 days including a radical debridement of unattached skin. Before, he had been admitted in a dermatology department of another university hospital for exacerbated pemphigus vulgaris. Pemphigus had been diagnosed 2 years ago and treated with tapering doses of initially high-dose oral corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil before dramatic worsening of oral and skin lesions 3 months ago with a weight loss of 25 kg and generalized erosions and blistering. At the time of presentation in our clinic due to his poor general condition his only immunosuppressive medication was mycophenolate mofetil at a dose of 1 g/day.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Cases in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - 01.01.2015|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)