Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a highly itchy, chronic, autoimmune, papulovesikulärer rash in patients who have celiac disease. Typical findings are clusters of highly pruritic, erythematous, urticarial lesions and vesicles, papules and bullae which are usually distributed symmetrically on extensor surfaces. The diagnosis is made by skin biopsy with direct immunofluorescence tests. Treatment is usually with dapsone or sulfapyridine and a gluten-free diet. Dermatitis herpetiformis is common in young people, but can…

September 3, 2018