Pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans with circulating autoantibodies to bullous pemphigoid antigen 230

Bong Kyun Ahn, Soo Chan Kim

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We describe a woman from Korea with pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans associated with ulcerative colitis. On immunofluorescence examination, she demonstrated in vivo bound and circulating IgG antibasement membrane zone antibodies. The immunoelectron microscopy and immunoblot analysis showed that the antibodies reacted with the bullous pemphigoid antigen 230. We consider that the circulating autoantibodies to the bullous pemphigoid antigen 230 in this patient were an epiphenomenon, resulting from epidermal damage induced by inflammation of pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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