Dermatitis herpetiformis co-localised with vitiligo in a patient with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome

Abby E Macbeth, Kevin Y C Lee, Nick J Levell, Laszlo Igali, George W M Millington

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We report a case of dermatitis herpetiformis co-localised with segmental vitiligo in a 37-year-old woman with a background history of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2. We propose genetic mosaicism as a possible mechanism. There has only been one previous case report in which dermatitis hepetiformis co-localised in close proximity but not exclusively within vilitigo in a patient with autoimmune thyroiditis. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of dermatitis herpetiformis co-localised exclusively to segmental vitiligo in the presence of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-102
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dermatological Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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