Oncologist Isakova: gluten intolerance can lead to dermatitis herpetiformis

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Oncologist Suna Isakova: a skin rash characteristic of dermatitis herpetiformis can cause an autoimmune reaction due to gluten intolerance in the small intestine.
< br>Gluten is a protein from cereals. Its intolerance and the associated disease celiac disease are becoming increasingly common phenomena in modern society. Oncologist Isakova warned in a conversation with Gazeta.Ru that a person’s existing gluten intolerance can lead to the appearance of dermatitis herpetiformis.

According to the doctor, with dermatitis herpetiformis, a blistering rash appears on the skin, very similar to herpes rashes, but not related to herpes virus infection. This type of dermatitis can look scary, occupying large areas of skin throughout the body (usually occurring symmetrically) and persisting for a long time. The impetus for its appearance is not the herpes virus, but autoimmune reactions to gluten.

“In response to eating foods containing gluten, a number of immune reactions occur in the body, which leads to the destruction of the villi of the small intestine and disrupts the absorption of nutrients,” said Suna Isakova.
The doctor noted that you can identify gluten intolerance or celiac disease yourself It can be difficult – many people live for years with an undiagnosed disorder. Such intolerance can have either a less or a more pronounced, acute form. Its symptoms are often mistaken for routine overwork, allergies or digestive problems.

The portal previously wrote about the types of gluten intolerance that can manifest itself.

Important< span style="color:#fc272d;">! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of the disease, consult a doctor.

Suna Isakova Suna Isakova Health oncologist