Dermatitis Herpetiformis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Linear Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Bullous Dermatosis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Linear Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Bullous Dermatosis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune skin rash that occurs in people with celiac disease when they eat gluten. It causes bumpy, itchy skin that has blisters, fluid filled sores, sores that look like hives and can be raised. These bumps show up on your elbows, knees, scalp, butt, back and shoulder blades. It can be misdiagnosed as linear immunoglobulin A bullous dermatosis, bullous pemphigoid, bullous lupus, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, arthropods bites and scabies.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Sores that look like hives, raised sores, blisters, fluid filled sores

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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