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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause  dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What will increase my risk for dermatitis herpetiformis?

What will  increase my risk for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermat herpetiformis: Most of the time there is no cause found and you can not do anything to prevent it.But sometime it is caused by gluten sensitivity like in celiac disease, then you can be on gluten free diet which may prevent this condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermatitis herpetiformis?

What is the definition or description of: dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermatitis herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time.Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

Autoimmune assoc: Autoimmune connection. Not all patients with celiac get dermatitis herpetiformis (chronic, recurrent skin eruption); most patients with term hep have celiac. The skin rash is a marker for the gut disease, and patients should be tested for it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dermatitis herpetiformis? Do you have to have rash?

How do you know if you have dermatitis herpetiformis?  Do you have to have rash?

Dermatitis Herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines. ...Read more

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I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

? celiac: Do you have celiac disease? If so then a gluten free diet would be encouraged. Lactose intolerat patients do poorly with dairy products. ...Read more

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Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?

Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?

Easy: Suppose you're sure it's one or the other, which you probably aren't. DH is symmetric. HG is wherever you got rubbed on the mat with the wrestler who had the herpes lesion. HG is likely to come up all at once, while DH less so. DH will usually test positive for anti-gluten stuff. Hope this helps. There are a few other painful small-blister diseases as well -- read up. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Definition)

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time.Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more