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What are the symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis?

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The first thing you’ll probably notice is a burning or stinging sensation on certain places on your skin. After that, clusters of small, red bumps pop up. They’re very itchy, and can take several forms, like:

  • Blisters
  • Fluid-filled sores
  • Sores that look like hives
  • Raised sores

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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