Medical Definition of Dermatitis herpetiformis

1. A chronic disease of the skin characterised by severe itching, extensive eruption of vesicles (blisters) and papules which occur in groups. May be associated with an occult malignancy in the elderly patient. Treatment includes sulpha-based antibiotics. In some cases this condition may be associated with malabsorption. Relapses are common. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

dermatitis-arthritis-tenosynovitis syndrome
dermatitis aestivalis
dermatitis ambustionis
dermatitis artefacta
dermatitis atrophicans
dermatitis autophytica
dermatitis calorica
dermatitis combustionis
dermatitis congelationis
dermatitis exfoliativa
dermatitis exfoliativa infantum
dermatitis gangrenosa infantum
dermatitis herpetiformis (current term)
dermatitis hiemalis
dermatitis medicamentosa
dermatitis multiformis
dermatitis nodosa
dermatitis nodularis necrotica
dermatitis papillaris capillitii
dermatitis pediculoides ventricosus
dermatitis repens
dermatitis simplex
dermatitis vegetans
dermatitis venenata
dermatitis verrucosa

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