Methicillin resistant stahphylococcus aureus (MRSA) septicemia in pemphigus foliaceus - A coalition partners in resistant cases

Anuradha Jindal, Raghavendra Rao

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Abstract

Infection contributes to considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with autoimmune bullous disorders (AIBDs) such as pemphigus. Increased susceptibility to infection in this population may occur via 3 primary mechanisms-defective barrier function as a result of blistering and subsequent erosions, down regulation of immunity due to medications used in the treatment of AIBDs and finally, immune dysregulation associated with autoimmunity.1 In pemphigus, sepsis is the most common cause of death, with staphylococcus aureus being the most frequently implicated organism.2 We hereby report two cases of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) septicemia in pemphigus foliaceus (PF) patients rendering them resistant to conventional immunosuppressive therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-427
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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