Medical Question of the Day- 36

A 30-year-old man visits the clinic complaining of recurrent bouts of diarrhea accompanied with bloating over the past few years. He also reports that he has itchy vesicles around the extensor surfaces of his upper and lower extremities. The rest of clinical examination is normal.

What is the skin condition most likely present in this patient?

A- Dermatitis herpetiformis

B- Psoriasis

C- Rosacea

D- Seborrheic keratosis

E- Shingles (herpes zoster)


This case is most likely celiac disease which is characterized by steatorrhea and diarrhea accompanied by pruritic vesicles and bullae which are known as dermatitis herpetiformis. It is related to the deposition of immunoglobulin A at dermal papillae tips.

The correct answer is A

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  29. A

  30. Derm. Herpetiformis

  31. A- Dematitis herpetiformis

  32. dermatitis herpetiformis

  33. manifestation with diarrhea seen in celiac sprue

  34. Dermatitis herpetiformis

  35. A is the answer.Their is gluten sensitivity.

  36. Dermatitis herpetiformis

  37. The answer is A- dermatitis herpetiformis

  38. dermatitis herpetiformis

  39. A. Dermatitis herpetiformis

  40. A. Dermatitis herpetiformis

  41. A. Dermatitis herpetiformis

  42. A

  43. A

  44. Dermatitis herpetiformis

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