Erythema elevatum diutinum arising in the setting of dermatitis herpetiformis

Mehr Nida Aftab, Anthony Dee, Thomas N. Helm

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Abstract

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune blistering disease characterized by granular deposits of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in dermal papillae. Erythema elevatum diutinum is a chronic form of vasculitis associated with IgA paraproteinemia. We report a patient with dermatitis herpetiformis who developed characteristic erythema elevatum diutinum lesions on the elbows and knees despite sulfone therapy. We speculate that the different patterns of IgA deposition in the skin account for the clinical manifestation of these 2 uncommon disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalCutis
Volume78
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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