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Neonatal Linear Immunoglobulin A Bullous Dermatosis: A Rare Presentation


Address correspondence to Denise W. Metry, M.D., Department of Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin Street CC 620.16, Houston, TX 77030, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Linear immunoglobulin A bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune blistering disease that most commonly presents in preschool-aged children. There have been few neonatal reports, all of which had life-threatening aerodigestive complications requiring mechanical intervention and systemic therapy. We present a case of LABD in a neonate who had an uncomplicated course and was treated conservatively with only low-potency topical corticosteroids and wound care before resolution of his skin lesions.