Tuesday, March 03, 2009
We have a tentative diagnosis
Thanks to the dermatologist of all doctors. Olaf's scalp biopsy came back positive for pemphigus. It is a very rare autoimmune disorder. As a matter of fact, the dermatologist said he has only seen one other case at his practice approximately ten years ago. So today they took another scalp biopsy and drew blood to send out for further evaluation to determine the severity of the pemphigus. When that comes back, then he will start treatment which will include high doses of prednisone as well as other medicines. I am thankful for a diagnosis and hopeful that treatment will help him.