Tea tree oil dermatitis associated with linear IgA disease

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Mar;28(2):167-70. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01229.x.


Tea tree oil dermatitis is an increasingly common finding, reflecting the strong demand for natural remedies and aromatic substances. Linear immunoglobulin A (IgA) disease is a rare acquired subepidermal blistering disorder, characterized by basement membrane zone IgA deposition. We describe a patient in whom linear IgA disease appears to have been precipitated by a contact reaction to tea tree oil.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / adverse effects*
  • Drug Eruptions / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / chemically induced*
  • Tea Tree Oil / adverse effects*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Tea Tree Oil