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February 1999

Ulcerative Colitis and Immunobullous Disease Cured by Colectomy

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(2):214-215. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-2-dlt0299

The association of ulcerative colitis (UC) and immunobullous diseases is well documented.1,2 This association exists both with the IgG and IgA blistering skin diseases. We describe 2 patients with a long history of active UC who developed linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) and pemphigus vulgaris (PV). After these patients underwent colectomy for UC, their skin disease went into remission without the need for drug therapy.