Advanced diagnostic techniques in autoimmune bullous diseases

Anuradha Jindal, Raghavendra Rao, Balbir S. Bhogal

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Abstract

Autoimmune blistering diseases are diverse group of conditions characterized by blisters in the skin with or without mucosal lesions. There may be great degree of clinical and histopathological overlap; hence, advanced immunological tests may be necessary for more precise diagnosis of these conditions. Direct immunofluorescence microscopy is the gold standard tests to demonstrate the tissue-bound antibodies and should be done in all cases. Magnitude of antibody level in patient' serum can be assessed by indirect immunofluorescence and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. In this article we have reviewed the various techniques that are available in the diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-278
Number of pages11
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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