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It is possible that the main title of the report Dermatitis Herpetiformis is not the name you expected.
Dermatitis herpetiformis, also known as Duhring disease, is a rare, chronic, skin disorder characterized by the presence of groups of severely itchy (pruritic) blisters and raised skin lesions (papules). These are more common on the knees, elbows, buttocks and shoulder blades. The exact cause of this disease is not known although it is frequently associated with the inability to digest gluten (gluten sensitive enteropathy [GSE] or celiac sprue).
Australasian Blistering Diseases Foundation
- St. George Hospital
- Department of Dermatology
- Sydney, NSW 2217
- Tel: 02 9113 2543
- Fax: 02 9113 2886
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.blisters.org.au/
Coeliac Society of Australia Inc.
- Suite 1, 41 - 45 Pacific Highway
- Waitara, NSW 2077
- Tel: 294875088
- Fax: 294875177
- Tel: 1800458836
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.coeliacsociety.com.au
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
- 31214 124th Ave SE
- Auburn, WA 98092
- Tel: (253)833-6655
- Fax: (253)833-6675
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.gluten.net
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Information Clearinghouse
- One AMS Circle
- Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
- Tel: (301)495-4484
- Fax: (301)718-6366
- Tel: (877)226-4267
- Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
- Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
- P.O. Box 544
- 224 South Maple Street
- Ambler, PA 19002
- Tel: (215)325-1306
- Fax: (215)643-1707
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.CeliacCentral.org
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Last Updated: 1/29/2008
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