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Anti-desmoglein antibody-negative paraneoplastic pemphigus successfully treated with rituximab

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  • Amrinder J. Kanwar MD, FAMS, FRCP,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    • Correspondence

      Prof. Amrinder J. Kanwar

      Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

      Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

      Sector 12

      Chandigarh 160012

      India

      E-mail: ajkanwar1948@gmail.com

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  • Keshavamurthy Vinay MBBS,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Subhash Varma MD,

    1. Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Hiroshi Koga MD,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
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  • Norito Ishii MD,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
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  • Takashi Hashimoto MD

    1. Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
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  • Funding Source: This study was supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research and Strategic Research Basis Formation Supporting Project from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and by Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants and grants for Research on Measures for Intractable Diseases from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. The study was also supported by grants from the Uehara Memorial Foundation, Nakatomi Foundation, Kaibara Morikazu Medical Science Promotion Foundation, Japan Lydia O'Leary Memorial Foundation, Cosmetology Research Foundation, Japanese Dermatological Association (Shiseido Award), Fukuoka Foundation for Sound Health, and Galderma K.K. (Galderma Award).
  • Conflicts of interest: None.

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