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September 1969

Papular Dermatitis Herpetiformis in Childhood

Author Affiliations


From the Harvard Medical School and the Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):286-290. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270028006

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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