Diseases associated with dermatitis herpetiformis.

  title={Diseases associated with dermatitis herpetiformis.},
  author={Timo Reunala and Pekka Collin},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={136 3},
We have studied the occurrence of associated diseases in a cohort of 305 patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) followed up for a mean of 10 years. The results were compared with those from 383 patients with coeliac disease (CD). Twenty-nine (9.5%) patients with DH and 73 (19.1%) with CD had concomitant endocrine or connective tissue disorders. The following associations were found: auto-immune thyroid disease (4.3% of DH patients and 6.0% of CD patients), insulin dependent diabetes (1.0… CONTINUE READING
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