International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138--139

Immunofluoresence of the outer root sheath in anagen and telogen hair: An aid to diagnosis in pemphigus


M Kumaresan1, Reena Rai1, V Sandhya2 
1 Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, India
2 Departments of Pathology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, India

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M Kumaresan
Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore
India

Desmoglein 1 and 3 are distributed in the outer root sheath (ORS) of the hair follicle. Direct immunofluoresence (DIF) pattern of ORS in cases of pemphigus resembles the DIF pattern of the perilesional skin. We performed a DIF of the anagen and telogen hair ORS in a case of pemphigus and correlated it with the DIF findings of perilesional skin. Telogen hair ORS promises to be a useful tool in performing DIF for the purpose of diagnosis and follow-up in cases of pemphigus


How to cite this article:
Kumaresan M, Rai R, Sandhya V. Immunofluoresence of the outer root sheath in anagen and telogen hair: An aid to diagnosis in pemphigus.Int J Trichol 2009;1:138-139


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Kumaresan M, Rai R, Sandhya V. Immunofluoresence of the outer root sheath in anagen and telogen hair: An aid to diagnosis in pemphigus. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 May 28 ];1:138-139
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