Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Autoimmune Skin Disorders

  • Sybille Thoma-Uszynski
  • Michael Hertl


The medical management of autoimmune skin disorders is complex. Up to present, the mainstay of therapy of most of the previously characterized autoimmune skin diseases is based on mid- to long-term administration of immunosuppressive drugs. Although iatrogen immunosuppression took away the fatality of many autoimmune skin disorders, there are several pitfalls associated with longterm immunosuppression. Under this light, there is an urgent need to incorporate new efficient therapeutic applications which harbor fewer side effects in the medical management of autoimmune skin diseases.


Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Pyoderma Gangrenosum Bullous Pemphigoid Altered Peptide Ligand Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita 
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