Fatal Paraneoplastic Pemphigus After Removal of Castleman’s Disease in a Child
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 656–657, September/October 2012
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Daneshpazhooh, M., Moeineddin, F., Kiani, A., Naraghi, Z. S., Firooz, A., Akhyani, M. and Chams-Davatchi, C. (2012), Fatal Paraneoplastic Pemphigus After Removal of Castleman’s Disease in a Child. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 656–657. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01670.x
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2012
Abstract: Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is seen most frequently in the setting of Castleman’s disease (CD) in childhood. We report herein a 10-year-old girl with PNP appearing a few weeks after resection of a recurrent CD. Despite improvement in skin and mucosal lesions with prednisolone and azathioprine, she had severe bronchiolitis obliterans and died from respiratory failure a few months later.