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2007 (EN)
Acquired ichthyosis in ulcerative colitis (EN)

Stergiopoulou, Christina
Tsianos, G.V.
Katsanos, K.H.
Zioga, Aikaterini
Tsianos, E.V.
Tzambouras, N.
Hatzis, J.

Ichthyosis can be either congenital or acquired. Acquired ichthyosis in inflammatory bowel disease has never been reported so far. A 65-year-old woman suffering for three years from ulcerative colitis presented with a 4-month history of a non-pruritic, photosensitive eruption on the abdomen and on the upper and lower extremities. Laboratory tests were all within normal limits. Skin punch biopsies of ichthyosiform plaques showed compact lamellar orthohyperhkeratosis and hypogranulosis, which were consistent with familiar ichtyosis or acquired ichthyosis. Local preparations with 5% urea and 5% NaCl were administered to the patient with satisfactory results. To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of acquired ichthyosis in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease. This case raises the question of whether acquired ichthyosis was secondary to ulcerative colitis, representing another rare type of inflammatory bowel disease extraintestinal manifestation, or whether each of these diseases developed independently. Key words: ichthyosis, acquired ichthyosis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, CrohnÂ’s disease, cutaneous manifestation (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 17, No 4 (2004) (EN)

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