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Localized Palmar Vancomycin-Induced Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis Occurring at Supratherapeutic Levels

Sarah N. Walsh, MD; Katherine Kerchner, MD; Omar P. Sangüeza, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(5):603-604. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.68.
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Nousari  HCKimyai-Asadi  ACaeiro  JPAnhalt  GJ Clinical, dermographic, and immunohistologic features of vancomycin-induced linear IgA bullous disease of the skin: report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore) 1999;78 (1) 1- 8
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Figure 1. Initial appearance of the lesions as tense bullae on an erythematous base involving the palmar surfaces bilaterally.

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Figure 2. Direct immunofluorescence shows strong linear staining of the basement membrane along the dermoepidermal junction with IgA (original magnification ×20).

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