Upper aerodigestive tract complications in a neonate with linear IgA bullous dermatosis

Michael B. Gluth, Patricia M. Witman, Dana M. Thompson*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

26 Scopus citations


Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a rare immunobullous condition known to affect the skin and mucous membranes of the eye and oral cavity in adults and young children. We describe a newborn with skin involvement who had life-threatening respiratory compromise from disease affecting the larynx, subglottis, trachea, and esophagus. Management with both tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube placement was necessary. Treatment included systemic steroids, dapsone, and intravenous immunoglobulin. We compare our neonatal case to the only other report in the literature highlighting involvement of the mucous membranes of multiple levels of the aerodigestive tract leading to respiratory compromise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-970
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004


  • Aerodigestive tract
  • Dapsone
  • Linear IgA bullous dermatosis
  • Respiratory failure
  • Steroids
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Upper aerodigestive tract complications in a neonate with linear IgA bullous dermatosis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this