• Primary hypothyroidism, dermatomyositis, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and Sjögren's syndrome developed sequentially, over a 20-year period, in a 67-year-old woman. The principal manifestations of her illness were periodic and simultaneous exacerbations of dermatomyositis and DH. Her histocompatability antigens were A1,B8, a haplotype associated with autoimmune diseases. We suggest that this unusual disease complex has a genetic basis.
(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:599-601)
White SW, Tesar JT. Dermatomyositis and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(8):599-601. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650200067020