A 6-year-old child whose skin disease fulfilled clinical, histologic, and therapeutic criteria for dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is reported. It is suggested that DH in children is not a predominantly bullous disease, different from DH in adults. Rather, DH is a single disease, similar in children and adults.
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