Dermatitis herpetiformis in an African woman

Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Jun 12;30:119. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.30.119.14012. eCollection 2018.


Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune blistering disease of the skin. It is a result of hypersensitivity to dietary gluten. Diagnosis of DH can be challenging in a low prevalence, resource-limited population. We present the case of an African woman who presented with clinical features of DH.

Keywords: Dermatitis herpetiformis; autoimmune; dietary gluten.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis / diagnosis*
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Glutens / adverse effects*
  • Humans


  • Glutens