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Dermatitis Herpetiformis is sometimes called Duhring disease, Duhring-Brocq disease, or gluten rash. It was first described in 1884 by Dr. Louis Duhring at the University of Pennsylvania. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is an autoimmune blistering disorder that is often associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE).

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1. What Is Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

About 25% of all people with celiac disease also have this skin rash, and diagnosis is more common in men than in women. Keep reading to learn more.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is a chronic skin condition that causes blisters filled with a watery fluid. Despite the name, DH has nothing to do with the herpes virus. Rather, the name suggests inflammation of the skin, which may appear similar to herpes. The condition is a specific manifestation of celiac disease, however.

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