Dermatitis herpetiformis

What is Dermatitis herpetiformis?

It is a chronic papulovesicular, intensely pluritic blistering skin lesion. It is associated with gluten sensitivity (celiac disease). Gluten triggers the Immunoglobulin A at the tips of dermal papillae which shoot neutrophils to the epidermis causing blistering of tips leading to microabesses that results in intense itching.

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Hi Doctors; In the last 2 months I've developed dry, itchy knuckles, knees, and elbows. They are peeling, mostly the elbow area. On two or three...

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The condition you are describing classically fits the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis .However it can be...

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