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Should Dermititis Herpetiformis By Biopsied?

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I've been on the diet for almost 4 weeks. Was diagnosed recently. My Dr. is 2 hours away. I emailed him a picture of a place which showed up on my leg 3 weeks ago. He said yes, it is from ciliac disease. Just keep on your diet. Is it necessary to get a biopsy of this spot (looks exactly like pictures I have seen on the internet of the ciliac outbreaks)? It isn't itching now, is very scaly, and looks like the dark red color might be fading a little.

I am new to messaging, don't know if I am doing this right! Thanks, Nancy

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If he's quite certain it's DH, then no, sticking to the diet is all you need to do. (Well, reduce your iodine intake until it goes away - iodine is part of the chemical reaction in the skin that causes DH.)

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