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Mild Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Written by Megan Kinder. [email protected]

Mild Dermatitis Herpetiformis 

Mild dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity.

What can cause Mild Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

You guessed it... unknown!

The cause of mild dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications.

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