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Image Number 1814 (Dermatitis herpetiformis)


Diagnosis: Dermatitis herpetiformis

Site: Trunk

Sex: M

Age: 27


Description: Excoriated papulovesicular rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A young adult male presented with a severely pruritic papulovesicular rash involved the flanks and the dorsa of the feet of one month duration. Skin biopsy of a fresh blister showed subepidermal bullae and neutrophilic papillary microabscesses. Dramatic response was noticed few days after starting dapsone therapy. 

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