Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
MOTTA, Ana Carolina Fragoso et al. Topical occlusive corticosteroid for the treatment of gingival manifestations of vesicobullous autoimmune diseases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.3, pp. 283-285. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000300011.
Management of gingival lesions of vesicobullous autoimmune diseases is one the main challenges to oral medicine, primarily because of their chronic nature. Systemic therapy is required in most severe lesions, however, whenever feasible, topic corticosteroid therapy is preferred. This article describes a technique to provide topical occlusive corticotherapy that has shown to be effective in controlling these lesions, especially in patients exclusively with gingival lesions.
Keywords : Adrenal cortex hormones; Autoimmune diseases; Gingiva; Oral manifestations; Skin diseases; vesiculobullous.