Unique immunobullous disease in a child with a predominantly IgA response to three desmosomal proteins.
We report the case of a 15-year-old girl who presented at 11 years of age with an interesting, acquired and, to our knowledge, unique blistering disease. It involved both skin and mucous membranes with extensive oral and periungual lesions, clinically resembling paraneoplastic pemphigus. Skin biopsy showed an inflammatory cell infiltrate in the upper dermis with numerous leucocytoclastic nuclear fragments, neutrophilic papillary microabscesses and a small subepidermal bulla. Direct and indire...Expand abstract
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