dermatitis herpetiformis

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dermatitis herpetiformis dermatitis her·pet·i·for·mis (hər-pět'ə-fôr'mĭs)
A chronic disease of the skin marked by severe itching and the extensive eruption of vesicles and groups of papules. Also called Duhring's disease.

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