Linear IgA bullous dermatosis associated with ulcerative colitis

H I Chi, M Arai
Journal of Dermatology 1999, 26 (3): 150-3
A 41-year-old woman developed skin vesicles one week before examination. She had been suffering from ulcerative colitis since the age of 30. Histologic examination of a vesicle showed a subepidermal bulla accompanied by mononuclear leukocyte infiltration intermingled with eosinophils and neutrophils. Eosinophilia was also noted. Direct immunofluorescent test revealed linear deposits of IgA in the basement membrane zone.

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