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Gluten-Free Blogs • Shelley Case Column

What is Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

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The skin disease and intestinal damage usually respond within a few weeks to a few months on the gluten-free diet. Because it is complex, it is strongly recommended that you consult a registered dietitian with expertise in celiac disease.

Related Conditions

While dermatitis herpetiformis is a form of celiac, other conditions are closely associated with the disease. If you have any of the following, consider also getting tested for celiac disease:

• Type 1 diabetes [Read article on celiac and diabetes here.]

• Autoimmune hepatitis

• Lymphoma

• Infertility [Read article on celiac and infertility here.]

• Osteoporosis

• Down Syndrome

• Turner Syndrome

• Unexplained liver enzyme elevations

• Anemia

Shelley Case, RD, is an international celiac nutrition expert, consulting dietitian and author of Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide. See www.glutenfreediet.ca. Shelley Case is on the advisory boards of the Canadian Celiac Association, the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Gluten-Free Intolerance Group. The editors at Allergic Living additionally highly recommend her book Gluten-Free Diet, a vital resource for those interested in celiac disease and living gluten-free.

Allergic Living acknowledges the assistance of the OMDC Magazine Fund, an initative of the Ontario Media Development Cooperation.