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Dermatitis Herpetiformis


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Dermatitis herpetiformis
Dermatitis herpetiformis, or Duhring's disease, is a chronic blistering skin condition, characterised by blisters filled with a watery fluid. Despite its name, DH is neither related to nor caused by herpes virus: the name means that it is a skin inflammation having an appearance similar to herpes. DH was first described by Dr. Louis Duhring in 1884. A connection between DH and gluten intolerance was recognised in 1967, although the exact causal mechanism is not known. The age of onset is usually about 15-40, but DH can also affect children and the elderly. Men and women are equally affected. Estimates of DH prevalence vary from 1 in 400 to 1 in 10000. It is most common in patients of northern European ancestry, and is associated with the HLA-DQ2 haplotype along with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

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