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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159-162

Cutaneous manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease


Dermatology Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulaziz Al Roujayee
P.O. Box 55760 College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11544
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.36744

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has many extraintestinal manifestations, and skin lesions are one of the most frequently described extraintestinal findings. Reports indicate an incidence of cutaneous manifestations ranging from 2 to 34%, Cutaneous manifestations are usually related to the activity of the bowel disease but may have an independent course. In this review we aim to address the various cutaneous manifestations associated with IBD, their impact on the disease course, and the treatment options available.


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