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Pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans: a specific marker for inflammatory bowel disease.

Authors
  • Storwick, G S
  • Prihoda, M B
  • Fulton, R J
  • Wood, W S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1994
Volume
31
Issue
2 Pt 2
Pages
336–341
Identifiers
PMID: 8034800
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans annular pustular cutaneous lesions may precede, accompany, or follow the usually extensive vegetating oral disease. Sometimes only cutaneous or only oral lesions occur and previously have been described as separate entities. Clinical, histopathologic, and immunopathologic evidence clearly indicates this is one disease and suggests that it is distinct from pemphigus vegetans. The association between pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans and inflammatory bowel disease, most commonly ulcerative colitis, has been amply confirmed. Pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans should be considered a marker for inflammatory bowel disease.

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