Basic Summary for Dermatitis herpetiformis


Main name of condition: Dermatitis herpetiformis

What is Dermatitis herpetiformis?
  Brief description of Dermatitis herpetiformis: Blistering skin rash of elbows, knees, and buttocks.
  Parent types of Dermatitis herpetiformis: Autoimmune diseases, Dermatitis
  Organs Affected by Dermatitis herpetiformis: skin
What causes Dermatitis herpetiformis?
  Cause of Dermatitis herpetiformis: Autoimmune damage to the intestines similar to celiac disease.
  Class of Condition for Dermatitis herpetiformis: autoimmune
  Causes of Dermatitis herpetiformis: see causes of Dermatitis herpetiformis
What are the symptoms of Dermatitis herpetiformis?
  Symptoms of Dermatitis herpetiformis: see symptoms of Dermatitis herpetiformis
Can anyone else get Dermatitis herpetiformis?
  Contagion of autoimmunity: generally not; see details in contagion of autoimmune diseases.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Dermatitis herpetiformis: see treatments for Dermatitis herpetiformis

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