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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 63, n° 5
pages 892-895 (novembre 2010)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2009.05.037
Case Reports

The association of dermatitis herpetiformis and systemic lupus erythematosus

Tracie L. Kurano a, Christopher A. Lum b, Allan K. Izumi c,
a John A. Burns School of Medicine (medical student), University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 
b Division of Dermatology, Department of Pathology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 
c Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Reprint requests: Allan K. Izumi, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Dermatology, University of Hawaii, Department of Medicine, 1380 Lusitana St, S-412. Honolulu, HI 96813.

Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an immune-mediated cutaneous disease occasionally associated with celiac disease, but rarely associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The combination of DH and SLE is immunologically mediated and suggests a relationship between the two conditions. We describe a woman with DH and SLE with a novel HLA phenotype.

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Abbreviations used : DH, NV, SLE

 Funding sources: None.
 Conflicts of interest: None declared.

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