Epidemiology of Pemphigus in Tehran, Iran: A 20-Year Retrospective Study

Hamid Reza Abdolsamadi, Shermin Abdollahzadeh, Pejman Bakianian Vaziri, Akram Beheshti, Elnaz Shafigh & Mohammad Vahedi
Background and aims. Pemphigus is a chronic autoimmune and vesiculobollous disease that can affect skin and different mucous membrane surfaces. Primary manifestations occur in oral cavity in almost 60% of cases. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the epidemiology of pemphigus in Tehran, Iran in a 20-year period. Materials and methods. A retrospective study was conducted on the records of 1560 patients diagnosed with different types of pemphigus in Razi Hospital of...