Calculation of cut-off values based on the Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) and Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI) pemphigus scoring systems for defining moderate, significant and extensive types of pemphigus
C. Boulard, S. Duvert Lehembre, C. Picard-Dahan, J.S. Kern, G. Zambruno, C. Feliciani, B. Marinovic, P. Vabres, L. Borradori, C. Prost-Squarcioni, B. Labeille, M.A. Richard, S. Ingen-Housz-Oro, E. Houivet, V.P. Werth, D.F. Murrell, M. Hertl, J. Benichou, P. Joly and on behalf of the International Pemphigus Study Group
Version of Record online: 3 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.14405
What's already known about this topic?
- The Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) and Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI) are new scoring systems to measure pemphigus activity.
- The use of these scores in clinical practice is limited by the absence of cut-off values.
What does this study add?
- Cut-off values distinguishing moderate, significant and extensive pemphigus were 15 and 45 for PDAI, and 17 and 53 for ABSIS.
- These disease activity subgroups should help physicians in the management of patients with pemphigus.