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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--117

Passively Transferred Pemphigus in a Newborn

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A 24 yew old patient having pemphigus for the last 1 year delivered a female baby after 36 weeks of gestation. The baby had pemphigus like lesions on the skin and a single ulcer on the hard palate. The serum antibody titres of intercellular antibodies in the mother and the baby at the time of delivery were 1:80 and 1: 40 respectively. 1 The lesions in the baby healed completely by the 9th day after birth, without any specific treatment. Three months later the antibody titre in the mother was 1: 40, while in test became negative The baby the baby, the has since shown no recurrence of the lesions.


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