Linear IgA Dermatosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Mark Tye Haeberle, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is linear IgA dermatosis?

What is the pathophysiology of linear IgA dermatosis?

What causes linear IgA dermatosis?

What is the prevalence of linear IgA dermatosis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of linear IgA dermatosis?

What are the sexual predilections of linear IgA dermatosis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of linear IgA dermatosis?

What is the prognosis of linear IgA dermatosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of linear IgA dermatosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of linear IgA dermatosis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of linear IgA dermatosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of linear IgA dermatosis?

What is the role of a lymphocyte-stimulation test in the diagnosis of linear IgA dermatosis?

Treatment

How is linear IgA dermatosis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with linear IgA dermatosis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with linear IgA dermatosis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of linear IgA dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class DMARDs, Other are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Leprostatic agents are used in the treatment of Linear IgA Dermatosis?