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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2000 February;135(1):93-5
Pyostomatitis vegetans and ulcerative colitis
Pennacchia V., Ronza G., Pastena S., Franco R. *, De Rosa G. *, Ayala F.
Università degli Studi «Federico II» - Napoli Clinica Dermatologica e * Dipartimento di Anatomia Patologica
A case of Pyostomatitis vegetans, a rare oral condition characterized by pustules, erosion, and vegetations that predominantly affect the labial and buccal mucosa is described. It is well-known that pyostomatitis vegetans can be associated with chronic inflammatory bowel disease, most commonly ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Twenty- six (70%) of 37 reported cases have been associated with bowel symptom. It is considered a marker for inflammatory bowel disease. The case of a 35-year-old man with pyostomatitis vegetans and ulcerative colitis is presented.