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It’s Mnemonic Monday! IgA Monoclonal Gammopathies

On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember diseases that are associated with IgA monoclonal gammopathies.  Remember that IgA related diseases are typically neutrophil predominant.



Sweet‘s Syndrome
Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Erythema Elevatum Diutinum (EED)
Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis
IgA pemphigus

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Further Reading

Check out the following article published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) for a summary of skin disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathies:

Skin Disorders Associated With Monoclonal Gammopathy

These tables are employed as study-aids for board preparation and serve to summarize the association between various skin disorders and monoclonal gammopathies.

Skin disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathy


Table I: Skin disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathy due to infiltration (I) of monoclonal cells producing monoclonal immunoglobulin (M protein) or deposition (D) of M protein

Other skin disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathies


other skin diseases associated with monoclonal gammopathies


Read the full article here.

Test your knowledge!

Which of the following disorders is primarily associated with a monoclonal gammopathy of the IgA type?

A: Scleromyxedema

B: Scleredema

C: Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma

D: Schnitzler’s syndrome

E: Pyoderma gangrenosusm

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