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Dermatitis Herpetiformis


Synonyms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Brocq-Duhring Disease
  • Dermatitis Multiformis
  • DH
  • Duhring Disease

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Dermatitis herpetiformis, also known as Duhring disease, is a rare, chronic, skin disorder characterized by the presence of groups of severely itchy (pruritic) blisters and raised skin lesions (papules). These are more common on the knees, elbows, buttocks and shoulder blades. The exact cause of this disease is not known although it is frequently associated with the inability to digest gluten (gluten sensitive enteropathy [GSE] or celiac sprue).

    Organizations related to Dermatitis Herpetiformis
    • Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
      15110 10th Avenue SW
      Seattle WA 98166-1820
      Phone #: 206-246-6652
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@gluten.net
      Home page: http://www.gluten.net
    • Hall III, Russell P., M.D.
      Box 3135
      Durham NC 27710
      Phone #: 919-684-3110
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
      P.O. Box 544 or 224 South Maple Street
      Ambler PA 19002
      Phone #: 215-325-1306
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@celiaccentral.org
      Home page: http://www.CeliacCentral.org



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