Unusual acantholytic bullous dermatosis associated with neoplasia and IgG and IgA antibodies against bovine desmocollins I and II

Tadeusz P. Chorzelski, Takashi Hashimoto, Takeji Nishikawa, Tamotsu Ebihara, Marian Dmochowski, Mohamed Ismail, Stefania Jablońska

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There are unusual cases of pemphigus that have antibodies nonreactive with either pemphigus vulgaris or pemphigus foliaceus antigens. We describe a patient with an acantholytic bullous dermatosis and lung cancer with intercellular IgG and IgA antibodies that differed in specificity from those of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus and reacted with bovine desmocollins I and II and recombinant desmocollin protein. (J Am Acad Dermatol 1994;31:351-5.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1


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  • Dermatology

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