A spot of Savin: Can we beat pemphigus?
If you read only one scientific paper this year, make it the one listed below – by Proby et al. It contains a strikingly original idea on how to deal with pemphigus. Admittedly you may find the paper fairly hard work; one sentence in the summary, for example, runs: ‘The epitopes of these monoclonal antibodies were mapped on the amino terminal EC1 and part of EC2, a region considered functionally important in cadherins’. Your best plan is probably to read first the commentary on the paper that the editors of the British Journal of Dermatology have thoughtfully provided. If you find this difficult too, then simply plough on to the end of this page.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(3): 31–31
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