Dermatitis herpetiformis

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Dermatitis herpetiformis

Synonyms: Duhring-Brocq disease

A chronic autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease characterized by grouped pruritic lesions such as papules urticarial plaques erythema and herpetiform vesiculae with a predominantly symmetrical distribution on extensor surfaces of the elbows (90%) knees (30%) shoulders buttocks sacral region and face of children and adults. Erosions excoriations and hyperpigmentation usually follow. It may also appear as a consequence of gluten intolerance.

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