Malignant lymphoma and dermatitis herpetiformis.


We report 2 cases of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) with lymphoma: a non-Hodgkin's malignant histiocytic lymphoma and a rare phenotype of Hodgkin's disease. With these 2 cases, 32 cases of DH complicated by lymphoma have now been documented. Reviewing the literature we show that the majority of lymphomas (78.1%) arises from the gastro-intestinal tract and that almost all cases of DH with lymphoma are associated with coeliac disease. The possible preventive role of a gluten-free diet is discussed.


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@article{Bose1994MalignantLA, title={Malignant lymphoma and dermatitis herpetiformis.}, author={Soumya Bose and J P H Lacour and Isaak Bodokh and Jean-paul Ortonne}, journal={Dermatology}, year={1994}, volume={188 3}, pages={177-81} }