Crohn’s Disease And Skin Disorders

Some skin conditions have no known cause. Many permanent skin disorders may arise from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental stressors, such as illness, allergens, or exposure to irritants.

In addition, some health conditions and lifestyle factors are linked with specific skin disorders.

Crohn’s Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Bowel-related and autoimmune disorders often cause symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract. These diseases can cause or aggravate skin conditions.

In addition, the drugs used to treat these diseases can cause skin problems. Skin problems related to Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel conditions include :

  • erythema nodosum
  • pyoderma gangrenosum
  • enterocutaneous fistulas
  • skin tags
  • anal fissures
  • aphthous stomatitis
  • acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • pyoderma vegetans and vasculitis
  • epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
  • vitiligo
  • allergy skin rashes

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