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Skin, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, ulcerative colitis
Dermatology | Digestive System Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can range from lesions that are reactive in nature, possess specific skin manifestations, or cutaneous disease secondary to malnutrition or malabsorption. Specific skin manifestations are cutaneous lesions which share with IBD the same granulomatous histopathological pattern. The lesions can be referred to as metastatic when they present at a site distal from the bowel. On the other hand, reactive skin lesions include erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum and Sweet’s syndrome which do not share the same histopathological findings but are believed to share a similar pathogenesis to IBD.
Kheradmand, Shiva; Charest, Guy; Esguerra, David; and Pierre-Victor, Dudith, "Can Ulcerative Colitis Metastasis to the Skin? A Rare Case of Papulonecrotic Lesions Presenting as Cutaneous Ulcerative Colitis" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day. 22.