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dermatologist treat mouth ulcers and to check..dermatitis

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54 y female diagnosed with celiac disease. My gastro doc has referred me to a dermatologist treat mouth ulcers and to check out hepitiform dermatitis. He turfed me because he didn't want to deal with my symtoms. Can a dermatologist diagnose the cause of mouth ulcers?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
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Expert:  DoogleNK replied 4 years ago.
Dermatitis herpitiformis is known to be associated with celiac disease. It is diagnosed by a blood test to look for IgA antibody and a skin biopsy ( most often done by dermatologists). I believe your gastro doc did the right thing and referred you to a dermatologist who would consider a skin biopsy. The dermatologist can also run additional blood tests to look for deficiency of vitamin B12,folic acid, iron and autoimmune diseases which can cause persistent mouth ulcers.
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