Journal article

Calculation of cut-off values based on the Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) and Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI) pemphigus scoring systems for defining moderate, significant and extensive types of pemphigus.

C Boulard, S Duvert Lehembre, C Picard-Dahan, JS Kern, G Zambruno, C Feliciani, B Marinovic, P Vabres, L Borradori, C Prost-Squarcioni, B Labeille, MA Richard, S Ingen-Housz-Oro, E Houivet, VP Werth, DF Murrell, M Hertl, J Benichou, P Joly, undefined International Pemphigus Study Group

Br J Dermatol | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Two pemphigus severity scores, Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) and Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI), have been proposed to provide an objective measure of disease activity. However, the use of these scores in clinical practice is limited by the absence of cut-off values that allow differentiation between moderate, significant and extensive types of pemphigus. OBJECTIVES: To calculate cut-off values defining moderate, significant and extensive pemphigus based on the ABSIS and PDAI scores. METHODS: In 31 dermatology departments in six countries, consecutive patients with newly diagnosed pemphigus were assessed for pemphigus severity, using ABSIS, PDAI, P..

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