Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Celiac Disease)

Etiology

  • Skin eruption that occurs in some patients with celiac disease
  • Disorder characterized by reaction to ingested gluten

Symptoms

  • Puritic eruption
  • Resolves with discontinuation of gluten intake
  • Other symptoms from celiac dz include: diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, joint pain, painful neuropathy

Physical Exam Findings

  • Maculo-vessicular eruption
  • Most commonly involving arms, scalp, knees, back, buttocks