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Chronic bullous disease of childhood in Infant/Neonate
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Chronic bullous disease of childhood in Infant/Neonate

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Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD
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Chronic bullous dermatosis, also known as chronic bullous disease and linear IgA bullous dermatosis, is an immunobullous dermatosis. It is thought to be due to IgA autoantibodies against antigens in the basement membrane of the skin, which causes a separation at this layer and blister formation. It has clinical similarities to childhood bullous pemphigoid. The onset typically occurs between the age of 6 months and 6 years, with a 3:2 predominance in females over males. This condition is usually self-limited over several months, up to 2-4 years, following a less-chronic course than childhood pemphigoid, pemphigus, or dermatitis herpetiformis. Lesions tend to burn or itch, with the blistering becoming less severe with time.

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ICD10CM:
L13.8 – Other specified bullous disorders

SNOMEDCT:
109250009 – Chronic bullous dermatosis of childhood

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