Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) tend to flare up and disappear, so the condition is often mistaken for eczema. It causes extreme itchiness. Other symptoms may include:
- Liquid-filled sores
- Hive-like bumps
They can appear anywhere on the body, but are most often seen:
- On the elbows
- On the knees
- On the back and buttocks
- Along the hairline of the neck
- On the shoulder blades
In rare cases, tooth enamel is also affected.
Complications of DH include celiac disease, which can lead to intestinal cancer.