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Do You Have Dermatitis Herpetiformis? Photos Might Help You Decide

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Updated June 02, 2014

Do You Have Dermatitis Herpetiformis? Photos Might Help You Decide

Close-up of dermatitis herpetiformis, the gluten rash.

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Dermatitis herpetiformis, an itchy, stinging skin condition associated with celiac disease, can be mistaken for other skin conditions, including psoriasis, acne and hives.

You'll need a skin biopsy for dermatitis herpetiformis to determine for certain if you have the condition. But you may be able to get an idea of whether it's a possibility by looking at these photos of different dermatitis herpetiformis cases:

In addition to these dermatitis herpetiformis pictures, the University of Iowa Hardin MD medical library has an extensive dermatitis herpetiformis photo gallery.

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