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What is dermatitis herpetiformis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a chronic disease that causes a skin rash. It makes you feel itchy, and your skin may form blisters or bumps on the elbows, knees, back, back of the scalp, and bottom. Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to the gluten disorder celiac disease, but those with dematitis herpetiformis may not have the same digestive problems.

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