Dermatitis herpetiformis in monozygous twins: discordance for dermatitis herpetiformis and concordance for gluten-sensitive enteropathy

Eur J Pediatr. 1985 Nov;144(4):404-5. doi: 10.1007/BF00441789.

Abstract

A monozygous female twin pair discordant for dermatitis herpetiformis and concordant for gluten-sensitive enteropathy is reported. The diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis was verified by demonstrating granular IgA deposits in the uninvolved skin. Gluten-sensitive enteropathy was confirmed according to the ESPGAN criteria. Monozygosity was proved by the standard genetic characteristics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Celiac Disease / genetics*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis / genetics*
  • Diseases in Twins*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / analysis
  • Skin / analysis
  • Twins, Monozygotic

Substances

  • Immunoglobulin A