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Image Number 587 (Linear IgA disease)

 
Morphology:
Blisters

Diagnosis: Linear IgA disease

Site: Elbow

Sex: F

Age: 76

Type: Clinical

Description: Blisters on the elbow

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This elderly lady was on Vancomycin for an infected hip prosthesis when she developed these blisters on her elbows,dorsa of the feet,buttocks and lower abdomen.Immunoflorescence showed linear IgA at the basement membrane with neutrophils in the blister cavity.Vancomycin is a recognised cause of this condition.

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