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These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

The BAD has been awarded The Information Standard certification for the process it employs to develop information products aimed at the general public, which include PILs, Sun Awareness Campaign materials, and other information products.

The BAD shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information published, and neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility for costs, losses, or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of the BAD.

The BAD has also prepared a limited number of translations of its PILs.

Displaying item Linear IgA disease

Linear IgA disease is a very rare blistering eruption of the skin in adults. A similar condition affecting children is known as Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood (CBDC).

The condition is called ‘linear IgA disease’ because a type of protein called immunoglobulin A (IgA) can be seen deposited in a line in the skin when a small sample of skin (a biopsy) is prepared specially and examined under the microscope. This line of IgA lies just under the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis).

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