dermatitis herpetiformis

noun
dermatitis her·​pe·​ti·​for·​mis | \ -ˌhər-pə-tə-ˈfȯr-məs How to pronounce dermatitis herpetiformis (audio) \

Medical Definition of dermatitis herpetiformis

: chronic dermatitis characterized by eruption of itching papules, vesicles, and lesions resembling hives typically in clusters

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“Dermatitis herpetiformis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dermatitis%20herpetiformis. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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