Victoria P. Werth

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Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Division of Dermatology
Veterans Administration Hospital
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-4208
Fax: 215-823-5171
Education:
MS (Physical Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
BA (Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

Photobiology
Tumor necrosis factor
Cutaneous lupus
Glycosaminoglycans
Clinical and translational research in cutaneous autoimmune diseases

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Werth's research is in the area of autoimmune skin diseases, with a focus on cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and pemphigus.

Selected Publications

Wieczorek Isabela T, Propert Kathleen J, Okawa Joyce, Werth Victoria P: Systemic Symptoms in the Progression of Cutaneous to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA dermatology Jan 2014.

Murrell Dedee F, Amagai Masayuki, Werth Victoria P: Scoring Systems for Blistering Diseases in Practice: Why Bother, and Which One Should You Use? JAMA dermatology Jan 2014.

Murrell DF, Amagai M, Werth VP: Why bother with scoring systems for blistering diseases in practice and which one should you use? JAMADerm 150: 245-7, 2014.

Wieczorek IT, Propert KJ, Okawa J, Werth VP: Progression from cutaneous to systemic lupus erythematosus by ACR criteria usually occurs with mild disease and few systemic symptoms. JAMA Dermatol 150: 291-296, 2014.

Verma SM, Okawa J, Propert KJ, Werth VP: The impact of cutaenous lupus damage on Quality of Life. Br J Dermatol 170: 315-21, 2014.

Xu Hong-Hui, Werth Victoria P, Parisi Ernesta, Sollecito Thomas P: Mucous membrane pemphigoid. Dental clinics of North America 57(4): 611-30, Oct 2013.

Anyanwu Cynthia O, Ang Chia Chun, Werth Victoria P: Oral mucosal involvement in bullous lupus. Arthritis and rheumatism 65(10): 2622, Oct 2013.

Santoro Frank A, Stoopler Eric T, Werth Victoria P: Pemphigus. Dental clinics of North America 57(4): 597-610, Oct 2013.

Privette Emily D, Werth Victoria P: Update on pathogenesis and treatment of CLE. Current opinion in rheumatology 25(5): 584-90, Sep 2013.

Foering J, Chang A, Piette E, Okawa J, Werth V.P.: Characterization of clinical photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol 69(2): 205-13, Aug 2013 Notes: In Press.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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