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Subcorneal pustular dermatosis

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Subcorneal pustular dermatosis

IgA pemphigus
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IgA pemphigus is a subtype of pemphigus with two distinct forms:

  • Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (also known as "Sneddon–Wilkinson disease") (distinct from and not to be confused with subcorneal pustular dermatosis type of IgA pemphigus) is skin condition that is a rare, chronic, recurrent, pustular eruption characterized histopathologically by subcorneal pustules that contain abundant neutrophils.[1]:625[2]:203
  • Intraepidermal neutrophilic IgA dermatosis is characterized histologically by intraepidermal bullae with neutrophils, some eosinophils, and acantholysis.[2]

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