Know-It-When-You-See-It: Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris
Release Date: April 30, 2020
Last Reviewed: April 13, 2020
Expiration Date: April 30, 2021
Time to Complete Activity: 1.5 hours
*This activity expired for credit on April 30, 2021 and is no longer available for credit
Joel Laudenbach, DMD
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine
Carolinas Center for Oral Health
1601 Abbey Place,
Donna A. Culton, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
This activity is jointly provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
This initiative has been designed to meet the educational needs of dental professionals who diagnose patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV). It may also benefit other clinicians who care for patients with PV.
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Diagnose oral PV based on presenting symptoms and appropriate testing
- Outline initial and long-term treatment plans for patients with oral PV
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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Joel Laudenbach, DMD
Contracted Researcher: Skyline Biosciences LLC
Donna A. Culton, MD, PhD
Consulting Fees: Principia Biopharma
Contracted Researcher: Principia Biopharma
Data Safety Monitoring Board: Cabaletta Bio
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Peer reviewer, Giuseppe Militello, MD, has the following relationships to disclose:
Investigator: AbbVie Inc
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