Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita associated with epidermal-binding circulating antibodies.
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare, immunobullous disease, characterized by circulating and tissue-bound antibodies against type VII collagen (C7) of anchoring fibrils in the cutaneous basement membrane zone. These antibodies localize to the dermal aspect of salt-split skin on indirect and direct immunofluorescence (IMF). We report two patients with clinical features of EBA, in whom circulating IgG antibodies bound to the epidermal aspect of salt-split skin. In both patients dire...Expand abstract
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