Vancomycin-induced linear IgA disease with autoantibodies to BP180 and LAD285

R A Palmer, G Ogg, J Allen, A Banerjee, K S Ryatt, R Ratnavel, F Wojnarowska
British Journal of Dermatology 2001, 145 (5): 816-20
Linear IgA disease (LAD) is an acquired autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease characterized by the linear deposition of IgA at the basement membrane zone. A minority of cases are induced by drugs, of which the most frequently implicated is vancomycin. The target antigens in idiopathic LAD are heterogeneous, but have not previously been reported in vancomycin-induced LAD. We report three cases, and in two of these we investigated the target antigens. In both we identified IgA antibodies to LAD285 and IgA and IgG antibodies (dual response) to BP180.

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