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The potassium iodide patch test in the dermatitis herpetiformis in relation to treatment with a gluten-free diet and dapsone.

Abstract:

The potassium iodide patch test was studied in twenty-six patients with dermatitis herpetiformis. Histological assessment was found more sensitive than clinical. All of five patients with active disease and not on treatment had a positive test, whereas only two of six patients taking a gluten-free diet (GFD) and one of eight taking dapsone were positive. In another two patients taking a GFD, but in whom the diet had not been strict, the test was positive. All three patients in remission and b...

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Journal:
The British journal of dermatology
Volume:
103
Issue:
3
Pages:
313-317
Publication date:
1980-09-05
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
URN:
uuid:66b70226-2cd2-48ba-8027-da07310a19ae
Source identifiers:
28202
Local pid:
pubs:28202

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