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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

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WATTIEZ, Víctor et al. Dermatitis herpetiformis in a youth with silent celiac disease. Rev. Virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2015, vol.2, n.2, pp.75-81. ISSN 2312-3893.

Dermatitis herpetiformis, also called Duhring-Brocq disease, is a recurrent disease characterized by symmetric chronic papulo-vesicular eruption, mainly located in extension surfaces, and intense pruritus. It is associated with a gluten-sensitive enteropathy. Its diagnosis is based on clinics, pathological anatomy and direct immunofluorescence apart from serological tests. We report the case of a youth with pruritic cutaneous lesions, whose studies confirmed the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis. In the gastrointestinal investigation, using endoscopy and histology, a celiac disease, which did not present symptoms, was confirmed.

Keywords : dermatitis herpetiformis; gluten-sensitive enteropathy; celiac disease.

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