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Dr. Alexander presents the nearly 100-year history of dermatitis herpetiformis in a comprehensive, occasionally repetitive text. He carefully reviews the clinical aspects, histopathology, ultrastructural changes, immunology, small intestine associations, and treatment of this challenging disease. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is well illustrated with black-and-white photos of above-average quality and portraits of personalities who made significant contributions to the study of dermatitis herpetiformis.
Most of the text is factual reporting with virtually every side being given when differences of opinion occur. Not until the final chapter on etiology does the author interject his opinions to any extent. Those final eight pages are some
Dermatitis Herpetiformis.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:842–843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-842_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):842-843.
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