dermatitis herpetiformis


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Related to dermatitis herpetiformis: celiac disease

der·ma·ti·tis her·pet·i·for·'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 together with neutrophils beneath the epidermis of lesional and perilesional skin.
Synonym(s): Duhring disease

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.
Mentioned in: Itching

Duhring,

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.

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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Streilein, "Cutaneous endothelial cell activation in normal skin of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis associated with increased serum levels of IL-8, sE-selectin and TNF-[alpha]," Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.
As in BP in a course of dermatitis herpetiformis polymorphic symptoms as papules, erythema, wheals and vesicles with herpetiform pattern, and rarely tense blisters are present.
Features that may indicate a diagnosis of coeliac disease (adapted from NICE, 2009; Steele, 2011; Paul et al, 2010; Barnard et al, 2010; Karpati, 2012) * Abdominal bloating and pain * Anaemia * Behaviour changes * Bone pain * Concentration difficulties (may present with a fall in 'grades' at school) * Delayed growth * Delay in onset of puberty * Dermatitis herpetiformis (may be persistent and resistant to treatment in absence of GFD) * Diarrhoea * Failure to thrive (may show fall in centiles) * Fatigue * Flatulence * Mouth: pale-coloured sores (aphthous ulcers) * Stools: pale in colour and foul-smelling (tends to float in toilet pan, difficult to flush) * Teeth: discoloration or loss of enamel
Novel assay for detecting celiac disease-associated autoantibodies in dermatitis herpetiformis using deamidated qliadin-anaioqous fusion oeptides.
We prospectively assayed serum samples obtained at diagnosis from a series ofpatients who were grouped as follows: (a) anti-tTG-seronegative patients with a CD-like enteropathy (n = 12), (b) a consecutive series of skin biopsy-proven dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) cases (n = 26), and (c) IgA anti-tTG-positive CD patients as disease controls (n = 26).
Coeliac UK, the leading charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), a skin allergy caused by gluten intolerance, is campaigning hard to raise awareness of the condition amongst the general public and the medical profession in a bid to increase diagnosis rates.
Others present with a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis, an intense, itchy skin rash.
"It's a drug we know well from dermatitis herpetiformis and other diseases," said Dr.
However, patients taking dapsone to control dermatitis herpetiformis are at a 25-33 fold greater risk than normal.
As more and more people are diagnosed with Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition) demand for quality gluten-free food has increased.
For some people, celiac disease manifests itself in small, itchy blisters called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH).
Sometimes doctors are tipped off only by an itchy skin rash, called dermatitis herpetiformis.

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