Dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic, intensely pruritic (itchy) symmetric groups of vesicles, papules, and wheals (hives), that may occur on the elbows, knees, arms, legs, shoulders, scalp, buttocks, neck, and face. Dermatitis herpetiformis, which is also known as Duhrings’s disease, Brocq-During disease, and dermatitis multiformis, usually occurs in people with celiac disease and well as milder forms of gluten sensitivity, and less often, in people with autoimmune thyroid disorders.
Dermatitis herpetiformis has also been reported to occur in people with vitiligo, type I diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
I just had a battery of blood tests today, and I listened as the two nurses discussed how their protocol had recently changed, that when a B12 and a Folic Acid test (ie separate tests) were requested, they now use two separate tubes.71jules wrote:Jimmylegs I am unsure if they check folic acid but maybe it is when they request a full blood count.
That's not only out of the ordinary, its unacceptable. This was a consult? not an emergency admission right?71jules wrote:I thought the dr was rather rude in leaving the door open during the consultation
Unless he is an unbelievable neuro, get a new one. How can you trust someone that decides what is worth complaining about. Symptoms next?71jules wrote:he acted as though I was a pathetic girl.