British Association of Dermatologists' Guidelines for the Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris 2017

K.E. Harman; D. Brown; L.S. Exton; R.W. Groves; P.J. Hampton; M.F. Mohd Mustapa; J.F. Setterfield; P.D. Yesudian


The British Journal of Dermatology. 2017;177(5):1170-1201. 

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Purpose and Scope

The overall objective of the guideline is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the management of pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The document aims to update and expand on the previous guidelines by (i) offering an appraisal of all relevant literature from January 2000 up to May 2016, focusing on any key developments; (ii) addressing important, practical, clinical questions relating to the primary guideline objective; (iii) providing guideline recommendations with, where appropriate, some health economic implications and (iv) discussing potential developments and future directions.
The guideline is presented as a detailed review with highlighted recommendations for practical use in the clinic (see Table 1 and Table 4), in addition to an updated patient information leaflet (available on the BAD website,


This guideline does not cover other forms of pemphigus.