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To the Editor.—
Contrary to the comments of Esterly et al (Archives 113:42-46, 1977), linear deposition of IgA at the dermoepidermal junction may be found in 12% of cases of dermatitis herpetiformis (Br J Dermatol 92:157-166, 1975), as well as in "chronic bullous dermatosis of childhood."Although this pattern appears to be more frequent in "chronic bullous dermatosis of childhood," than in dermatitis herpetiformis, it cannot be used as a reliable criterion for differentiating these two entities.
Voron DA. Chronic Bullous Dermatosis of Childhood. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(11):1614. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640110134041