Dermoscopy examination of petechial lesions in a patient with Dermatitis Herpetiformis* * Work performed at the Dermatology Division of the Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo School of Medicine (HC-FMUSP) - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Exame dermatoscópico de lesões petequiais num paciente com Dermatite Herpetiforme

Paulo Ricardo Criado Nilton Gioia Di Chiacchio Leopoldo Duailibe Nogueira Santos About the authors

An uncommon skin manifestation of Dermatitis Herpetiformis is palmar and plantar purpura. Dermoscopic examination is useful for any skin condition since it allows recognition of structures that are not discernible to the naked eye. A 22 year-old Caucasian man was admitted with excoriated lesions and pruritus. Petechial lesions could be seen on volar aspect of the digits on the hands and feet. Dermoscopy examination revealed erythematous and violaceous dots and erythematous and brown dots.

Celiac disease; Dermatitis herpetiformis; Dermoscopy; Purpura; Skin diseases, vesiculobullous


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