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Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)

This section deals with the clinical condition dermatitis herpetiformis, listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short explanation of their use.

Relevant immunological tests:

Though the diagnosis of DH is based on the appearance of the rash and IgA in the dermo-epidermal junction in the dermal papillae in biopsies, the presence of IgA antibodies to tTG may point to the association of DH with gluten sensitivity (see Coeliac disease).


(Last updated October 8th 2014)