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July 1987

Dermatitis Herpetiformis and Celiac Disease Associated With Addison's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology, University Central Hospitals, Tampere (Dr Reunala) and Oulu (Dr Karvonen), Finland, and the Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere (Finland) (Drs Reunala and Salmi).

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(7):930-932. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660310098023

• We treated two patients with dermatitis herpetiformis and Addison's disease, and one patient with celiac disease without the rash, but with Addison's disease and juvenile diabetes. In two of the patients, the concomitant diseases also included a thyroid disease. The predisposing factors to the multiple endocrine disorders in these patients with gluten-sensitive skin and/or small intestinal disease remained unknown. Two of the three patients had HLA-B8, none was known to have affected relatives, and the Addison's disease appeared before, at the same time, or after the patients contracted dermatitis herpetiformis or celiac disease.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:930-932)

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