Educational Case: Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Acad Pathol. 2021 Apr 9;8:23742895211006844. doi: 10.1177/23742895211006844. eCollection Jan-Dec 2021.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: dermatitis herpetiformis; gluten hypersensitivity; hypersensitivity; immune diseases of the skin; organ system pathology; pathology competencies; skin.