Vancomycin-induced Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Min Ju Kang, Hyung Ok Kim, Young Min Park
Annals of Dermatology 2008, 20 (2): 102-6
Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a rare autoimmune bullous disease that can either occur without any apparent cause or be induced by the administration of certain drugs, the most common of which is vancomycin. We present a case of a 45-year-old woman who was diagnosed with vancomycin-induced LABD by the presence of a characteristic linear band of IgA along the basement membrane zone on direct immunofluorescence microscopy. Our patient showed complete recovery after a 2-week period during which vancomycin administration was discontinued.

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