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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 331-333

Imatinib-induced IgA pemphigus: Subcorneal pustular dermatosis type

Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Preema Sinha
Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_331_17

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Imatinib mesylate, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is commonly used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. IgA pemphigus is a rare bullous dermatosis caused by IgA autoantibodies. Clinical manifestations include localized or generalized itchy blisters and pustules. Drug-induced IgA pemphigus has been rarely reported in the literature till date. Here, we report one such rare case caused by imatinib which responded poorly to oral prednisolone but showed excellent response to tablet dapsone.

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