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April 2013

Coexistence of Pemphigus Herpetiformis With IgG Antibodies to Desmocollin 1 and Pemphigoid With IgG Antibodies to BP180 C-Terminal Domain and Laminin γ2

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Fukuoka, Japan (Drs Ohata, Koga, Ishii, Furumura, and Hashimoto); Department of Dermatology, Kagoshima University School of Medicine, Kagoshima, Japan (Drs Higashi and Kanekura); and Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (Dr Yamagami).

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(4):502-504. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.1916

Pemphigus herpetiformis (PH) cases with IgG antibodies to desmocollin 1 (Dsc1) and pemphigoid cases without mucosal involvement reactive with epitopes on various antigens of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) are rare.1-3 We report a case of coexistence of these 2 bullous diseases.