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How does dermatitis herpetiformis affect the body?

Dermatitis herpetiformis affects the body in several ways. For some reason, people with dermatitis herpetiformis are not able to properly digest gluten. When they eat foods that contain gluten, the body releases substances into the blood to fight the invasion. This results in an itchy rash.

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