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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

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Dr. Duane Gels answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well.

Answered Jan 23, 2015



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