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I have had Celiac for 10 years and have been on a very strict gluten free diet.  In the past I have known I accidentally got gluten by severe headache, stomach ache, fatigue, and constipation.  All of a sudden I have developed DH rashes on my knees.  Is that unusual when I have never had a DH rash before?  And the weird part, is that I did not get any of my usual symptoms of gluten!  Could it be a result of something topical and not something I ate?  Now I am questioning my diet, and wondering where this new symptom came from.  I am hoping I can deal with this without going on Dapsone.  Any advice?

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Can someone with celiac disease, who didn’t initially have dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), develop it if he/she has continued gluten exposure?

If someone with celiac disease is actually ingesting gluten, he/she could theoretically develop dermatitis herpetiformis later in life.

 

 

 

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I'm wondering if your rash is something else?  I would hope the doc would biopsy it before giving you Dapsone. We can develope allergies we never had before.

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Also read this thread all the way through. Similarities. 

 

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/101537-can-celiac-reaction-change-from-diarrheabloating-to-dh/

 

You might try limiting iodine first to see if that makes a difference. DH can be very sensitive to iodine. DH IS very sensitive to the slightest amount of gluten --- the slightest amount.

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