Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis Evaluation

The evaluation of dermatitis herpetiformis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with dermatitis herpetiformis include:

The diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis is usually made on physical exam.

Tests that may be used to evaluate dermatitis herpetiformis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dermatitis Herpetiformis References
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