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Table 5 Comprehensive literature review: Maintenance treatment

From: Feline pemphigus foliaceus: original case series and a comprehensive literature review

Systemic Maintenance Treatment (98 cats total) # cats % cats Dosages (mg/kg/day)
Median Mean Range
GC monotherapy 62 63%    
prednisolone 34 35% 0.5 0.6 (0.1–1.6)
prednisone 12 12% 0.6 0.6 (0.6–1)
triamcinolone 13 13% nr nr 0.6–1 every 1–7 days
dexamethasone 3 3% nr nr 1.5 mg/cat every 2–7 days
glucocorticoids + doxycycline + niacinamide doxycycline 4 4% nr nr 5–13 mg/kg once to twice daily
niacinamide nr nr 25–44 mg/kg once to twice daily
prednisolone/ prednisolone equivalent 0.4 0.4 (0.3–0.5)
Ciclosporin Monotherapy 6 6% 2.5 3.5 (1.7–6.7)
Ciclosporin (in combination with GC) 2 2% 4.2 4.2 (3.5–5)
Chlorambucil Monotherapy 7 7% 0.1 0.1 (0.1–0.2)
Chlorambucil (in combination with GC) 11 11% 0.1 0.1 (0.1–0.2)
Gold Salts monotherapy 3 3% nr nr 0.5–1 mg/kg once to twice weekly
Gold Salts (in combination with GC) 3 3% nr nr
  1. nr not reported