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Is being gluten-free important if you have dermatitis herpetiformis?

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A gluten-free diet important, but it’s only part of the solution. In most cases, you’ll also need to take medicine to get full relief.

SOURCES:

Celiac Disease Foundation: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Skin Manifestation of Celiac Disease.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 2, 2020

SOURCES:

Celiac Disease Foundation: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Skin Manifestation of Celiac Disease.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Dermatitis Herpetiformis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 2, 2020

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