dermatitis herpetiformis

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a chronic disease of the skin marked by a symmetric itching eruption of vesicles and papules that occur in groups; relapses are common; associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy and IgA together with neutrophils beneath the epidermis of lesional and perilesional skin.
Synonym(s): Duhring disease

dermatitis herpetiformis

a chronic, severely pruritic skin disease with symmetrically located groups of red papulovesicular, vesicular, bullous, or urticarial lesions. It is thought to be an immunological response to dietary gluten. Treatment may include a diet free of gluten and the administration of sulfone, dapsone, sulfapyridine, or antipruritic drugs.
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Dermatitis herpetiformis

dermatitis herpetiformis

Brocq-Duhring disease, dermatitis multiformis, Duhring's disease Dermatology A chronic idiopathic skin disorder characterized by groups of severely pruritic blisters and papules, often associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy. See Bullous disease.

der·ma·ti·tis her·pet·i·for·mis

(dĕr'mă-tī'tis hĕr-pet-i-fōr'mis)
A chronic disease of the skin marked by a symmetric itching eruption of vesicles and papules that occur in groups; relapses are common; associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy and IgA immune complexes beneath the epidermis of both lesioned and normal-looking skin.
Synonym(s): Duhring disease.

dermatitis herpetiformis

An uncommon skin disease causing intensely itchy blistering red spots, occurring symmetrically on the elbows, shoulder-blades, buttocks and the backs of the thighs. It is thought to be due to allergy to wheat protein (gluten) and the formation of IMMUNE COMPLEXES. It may occur in COELIAC DISEASE.

Dermatitis herpetiformis

A chronic very itchy skin disease with groups of red lesions that leave spots behind when they heal. It is sometimes associated with cancer of an internal organ.
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Louis Adolphus, U.S. dermatologist, 1845-1913.
Duhring disease - a chronic skin disease marked by a symmetric itching eruption of vesicles and papules that occur in groups. Synonym(s): dermatitis herpetiformis

der·ma·ti·tis her·pet·i·for·mis

(dĕr'mă-tī'tis hĕr-pet-i-fōr'mis)
Chronic skin disease marked by a symmetric itching eruption of vesicles and papules that occur in groups; relapses are common.


inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can result from various animal, vegetable and chemical substances, from heat or cold, from mechanical irritation, from certain forms of malnutrition, or from infectious disease.

actinobacillary dermatitis
rare disease in cattle; large ulcers discharging yellow pus or nodules, on lymphatics with local lymph node enlargement.
acute moist dermatitis
a superficial bacterial infection of the skin, usually caused by self-trauma, i.e. scratching, rubbing, biting. In dogs, ectoparasites, otitis, anal sacculitis and pruritic skin diseases are common precipitating causes. Affected skin is moist, weeping, and has a covering of matted haircoat and dried exudate. Staphylococcus spp. are usually present. Called also pyotraumatic dermatitis, 'hot spots'.
allergic contact dermatitis
see allergic contact dermatitis.
allergic inhalant dermatitis
see canine atopy.
atopic dermatitis
see canine atopy.
cercarial dermatitis
cheyletiella dermatitis
contagious pustular dermatitis of sheep
see contagious ecthyma.
coronet dermatitis
part of several infectious mucosal diseases of cattle; also in equine pemphigus.
dermatitis crustosa
exudative epidermitis.
elaeophorial dermatitis
equine contagious pustular dermatitis
equine exfoliative eosinophilic dermatitis
characterized by infiltration of eosinophils and granulomatous inflammation with ulcerative stomatitis and wasting; suspected of being a hypersensitivity to Strongylus equinus larvae.
equine staphylococcal dermatitis
see equine staphylococcal dermatitis.
exudative dermatitis of pigs
see exudative epidermitis.
feline miliary dermatitis
a papular, crusting skin disease located predominantly on the back, with varying degrees of pruritus. Ectoparasites, food and drug allergy, and infection by fungi or bacteria are among the many possible causes. Called also scabby cat disease.
feline psychogenic dermatitis
see idopathic hyperesthesia syndrome.
feline solar dermatitis
see solar dermatitis (below).
fibrosing dermatitis
dermatitis sufficiently severe to affect deep layers of the dermis results in scarring of the skin due to excessive fibrous tissue formation.
filarial dermatitis
fold dermatitis
moisture, friction and secondary infection in body folds such as facial fold in brachycephalic dog breeds, tail fold in dog breeds with extremely short, often screw, tails, lip fold in spaniel breeds, perivulvar fold in obese bitches, and all over the body in the Shar pei.
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Nasal fold dermatitis in a Bulldog. By permissionfrom Kummel BA, Color Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology,Mosby, 1989
grain itch mite dermatitis
a transient, superficial dermatitis, mostly about the head in horses; may be all over the body in pigs. Caused by pediculoides ventricosus or tyroglyphus.
granular dermatitis
swamp cancer.
dermatitis herpetiformis
chronic dermatitis in humans marked by successive crops of grouped, symmetrical, erythematous, papular, vesicular, eczematous or bullous lesions, accompanied by itching and burning; a granular deposition of IgA immunoglobulin around the lesion almost always occurs. Occurs rarely in dogs.
idiopathic caprine dermatitis
alopecic, exudative dermatitis of pygmy goats.
infectious dermatitis of piglets
see contagious porcine pyoderma.
inhalant dermatitis
see canine atopy.
interdigital dermatitis
see interdigital dermatitis.
interface dermatitis
a histopathological pattern of inflammatory skin disease with the dermoepidermal junction obscured by hydropic degeneration and/or lichenoid cellular infiltrate.
intertriginous dermatitis
see fold dermatitis (above).
intraepidermal pustular dermatitis
see equine allergic dermatitis.
lipfold dermatitis
see fold dermatitis (above).
Malassezia dermatitis
a pruritic, seborrheic skin disease of dogs, particularly some breeds including West Highland white terriers, Shetland sheepdogs, Poodles, and Cocker spaniels, and rarely cats, caused by colonization of the skin by the yeast, Malassezia pachydermatis. There is usually an underlying cause such as atopy or bacterial pyoderma.
mammary pustular dermatitis
see mammary pustular dermatitis.
dermatitis medicamentosa
an eruption or solitary skin lesion caused by a drug taken internally.
miliary dermatitis
see feline miliary dermatitis (above).
moist dermatitis of rabbits
the rabbit's pendulous dewlap keeps getting wet and develops a moist dermatitis as a result. Called also slobbers, wet dewlap.
mycotic dermatitis
see mycotic dermatitis.
nasal solar dermatitis
see solar dermatitis (below), collie nose.
ovine interdigital dermatitis
see ovine footrot.
ovine staphylococcal dermatitis
ulcerative dermatitis of the face of adult sheep and young lambs caused by a dermatopathic strain of Staphylococcus aureus. Called also ovine staphylococcal pyoderma.
pastern dermatitis
pelodera dermatitis
caused by larvae of the free-living nematode Pelodera strongyloides and characterized by alopecia, itching, thick, scurfy skin and 0.5 inch diameter pustules which contain the larvae.
photocontact dermatitis
allergic contact dermatitis caused by the action of sunlight on skin sensitized by contact with a substance capable of causing this reaction.
photosensitive dermatitis
see photosensitive dermatitis.
plastic dish dermatitis
a contact dermatitis caused by plastic feeding dishes to which a dog is allergic.
porcine juvenile pustular psoriasiform dermatitis
see pityriasis rosea.
potato dermatitis
see potato dermatitis.
primary-irritant dermatitis
contact dermatitis (see above) induced by a substance acting as an irritant rather than as a sensitizer or allergen.
proliferative dermatitis
see strawberry footrot.
psoriaform, psoriasiform dermatitis of swine
see pityriasis rosea.
pyotraumatic dermatitis
see acute moist dermatitis (above).
dermatitis-pyrexia-hemorrhage syndrome
a pruritic, papulocrustous dermatitis in dairy cows which is accompanied by fever and hemorrage from the nose and anus. It is believed to be caused by a toxin.
rhabditic dermatitis
see pelodera dermatitis (above).
seasonal allergic dermatitis
see atopy, equine allergic dermatitis.
seborrheic dermatitis, dermatitis seborrheica
a chronic, usually pruritic, dermatitis with erythema, dry, moist or greasy scaling, and yellow crusted patches on various areas, with exfoliation of an excessive amount of dry scales (dandruff) or encrustations of sebum on the skin. See also exudative epidermitis (pigs), greasy heel (horses), flexural seborrhea (cows).
solar dermatitis
a chronic, inflammatory reaction on white or lightly pigmented and exposed skin caused by sunlight. Most commonly seen on the ear tips, nose and eyelids of white cats and the nose of collie dogs or related breeds. Squamous cell carcinomas sometimes develop in affected skin. Called also nasal solar dermatitis, actinic dermatitis. See also collie nose.
spongiotic dermatitis
perivascular inflammation with spongiosis.
summer dermatitis
see equine allergic dermatitis.
superficial pustular dermatitis
immature dogs may develop pustules on the inguinal or axillary skin, often in association with poor nutrition, systemic infection, or parasitism. In kittens, these may occur on the neck, caused by 'mouthing' by the queen.
trefoil dermatitis
see trefoil dermatitis.
tyroglyphid dermatitis
unilateral papular dermatitis
a disease of horses characterized by the appearance of many nodules or papules on one side of the neck and body. The lesions are eosinophilic folliculitis and perifolliculitis. The etiology and the unilateral distribution of the lesions are unexplained.
ventral midline dermatitis
small ulcers with hemorrhagic crusts and hair loss, located on the abdomen, particularly around the umbilicus, of horses; caused by biting flies and gnats.
vesicular dermatitis
see avian vesicular dermatitis.
viral contagious dermatitis
see contagious ecthyma.
viral papular dermatitis
see equine papular dermatitis.
x-ray dermatitis

Patient discussion about dermatitis herpetiformis

Q. What are the causes of dermatitis herpetiformis?

A. no one knows what triggers the body immune system to attack the body. but there is a theory it's has to be connected to your genetics of your immune system and getting infected by an unknown virus. they think most of the autoimmune diseases are caused by unknown viruses that have similar proteins to the tissues in your body and when the immune system reacts to it- it also attack the body.

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