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August 1987

Intercellular IgA Dermatosis With Clinical Features of Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Dermatology, Kitasato Institute Hospital (Drs Hashimoto, Inamoto, and Nakamura), and Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine (Dr Nishikawa), Tokyo.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(8):1062-1065. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660320104022

• In a patient whose clinical features resembled subcorneal pustular dermatosis, IgA deposits in the intercellular space of the upper epidermis were found on direct immunofluorescence study. Furthermore, by indirect immunofluorescence, IgA autoantibodies against the same area of the epidermis were demonstrated in the patient's serum.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:1062-1065)