Combinationtreatment of intravenous immunoglobulin and cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation for ocular cicatricial pemphigoid

Y. Uchino, M. Uchino, J. Shimazaki

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Abstract

Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) is a progressive cicatrising autoimmune disease affecting the skin and mucous membranes, including ocular surface epithelia. Although systemic immunosuppression is advocated, both progression of ocular surface inflammation and systemic side effects remain a problem. For the treatment of an active OCP, both control of autoimmune reaction and ocular surface reconstruction are necessary. We believe that the combination of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation (COMET) is a powerful treatment modality while minimising the risk of postoperative consequences inevitably associated with immunosuppression. A patient with OCP successfully treated by a combination of IVIg and COMET is described here.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ case reports
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Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

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