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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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Synonyms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

  • Brocq-Duhring Disease
  • Dermatitis Multiformis
  • DH
  • Duhring Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Dermatitis herpetiformis, also known as Duhring disease, is a rare, chronic, skin disorder characterized by the presence of groups of severely itchy (pruritic) blisters and raised skin lesions (papules). These are more common on the knees, elbows, buttocks and shoulder blades. The exact cause of this disease is not known although it is frequently associated with the inability to digest gluten (gluten sensitive enteropathy [GSE] or celiac sprue).

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