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This Nigerian patient's arms exhibited numerous cutaneous blisters, many of which were umbilicated, which had manifested in response to a condition known as dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). These papulovesicular lesions are said to be intensely itchy, and are long-standing, being that this is a chronic condition.
Additional Information:
Dermatitis herpetiformis is not caused by the herpes virus at all, but the ensuing lesions resemble those resulting from herpes, from which this condition’s name was derived. Actually, DH is an autoimmune disorder, associated with celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity.
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