Tolerance to oats in dermatitis herpetiformis.

  title={Tolerance to oats in dermatitis herpetiformis.},
  author={Timo Reunala and Pekka Collin and Kati Holm and Pekka H. Pikkarainen and Aaro Miettinen and Nanna Vuolteenaho and Markku J M{\"a}ki},
  volume={43 4},
OBJECTIVES Recent studies on coeliac disease have shown that oats can be included in a gluten-free diet without adverse effects on the small bowel. The presence of a rash is also a sensitive indicator of gluten ingestion in dermatitis herpetiformis, and this was used to study whether patients with this disease could also tolerate oats. PATIENTS/METHODS Eleven patients with dermatitis herpetiformis in remission on a gluten-free diet were challenged daily with 50 g oats for six months. Clinical… CONTINUE READING