More Than Skin Deep: Improved Strategies for Pemphigus Vulgaris Management

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More Than Skin Deep: Improved Strategies for Pemphigus Vulgaris Management

Overview

Release Date

August 12, 2020


Last Reviewed

June 7, 2020


Expiration Date

August 12, 2021


Time to Complete Activity

1.0 hour


Faculty

Annette Czernik, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Clinical Director, Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Saakshi Khatri, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Rheumatology
(Internal Medicine)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Center for Connective Tissue Disease
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY


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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
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Target Audience

This initiative has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians who treat patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), including dermatologists and rheumatologists. It may also benefit other clinicians who care for patients with PV.


Statement of Need

PV belongs to a group of rare autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disorders that were often fatal prior to the introduction of effective treatments. High morbidity associated with side effects of corticosteroid therapy drove the search for alternate therapies with a better safety profile. Rituximab has demonstrated significantly better efficacy for induction therapy in PV, as well as efficacy for maintenance therapy and for relapsed disease. Studies have shown greater benefit with earlier rituximab therapy, yet adoption of rituximab therapy has been slow despite its proven benefits. A lack of updated guidelines that include evidence-based recommendations for rituximab induction, along with heterogenous disease presentation and other challenges, leave clinicians in need of education about optimal management of PV. Education targeting dermatologists, who most frequently diagnose PV, and rheumatologists, who have experience using rituximab, can foster better understanding and preparedness to effectively treat this disease.


Learning Objectives

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Develop evidence-based initial treatment strategies for patients with systemic PV
  • Select appropriate maintenance therapies for PV based on clinical evidence and patient characteristics
  • Determine effective therapy for patients who have relapsed or refractory PV

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.


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  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation

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Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Annette Czernik, MD
Has no financial relationship to disclose

Saakshi Khatri, MBBS, MD
Consulting Fees: Novartis, Pfizer Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Pfizer Inc.

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.

Independent peer and patient reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.


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