Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-168

Anesthetic considerations in pemphigus vulgaris: Case series and review of literature

1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Critical Care, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Abhishek Bansal
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medanta-The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.97032

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A case series of the anesthetic management of 4 patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) undergoing emergency/elective surgery is presented. PV presents serious concerns for anesthesiologist, when present, in a surgical patient but handling of these patients with care and taking all the due precautions can decrease morbidity and airway-related complications. Various clinical presentations and precautions, which should be ensured during anesthesia in patients suffering from PV, are discussed.

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