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[Dermatitis herpetiformis and chronic diarrhea: a case].

Authors
  • Ben Becher, S
  • Boukthir, S
  • Hichri, A
  • Harbi, M M
  • Ben Osman, A
  • Boudhina, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pédiatrie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
48
Issue
1
Pages
51–53
Identifiers
PMID: 8392692
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report on a case of dermatitis herpetiformis in an eight-year-old boy presenting diarrhoea, short stature and characteristic skin rash. Jejunal biopsy showed a partial villous atrophy. The diagnosis was confirmed by immunofluorescence which showed granular IgA deposits in the papillary dermis. On a gluten-free diet associated with dapsone, the child gained weight and height, with partial resolution of the rash.

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