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When the skin meets the bowel: About a case

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory disease of the colorectal region which may be complicated by extraintestinal manifestations, as cutaneous involvement. Immune dysregulation resulting in a lymphocyte mediated destructive process has been suggested as a possible pathogenetic link between gut and skin-related manifestations. The authors describe an atypical clinical aspect of lichen ruber planus in a patient affected by vitiligo, alopecia areata and ulcerative colitis.

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Giulia, G. , Anna, C. , Antonio, D. , Corrado, R. , Antonio, Z. , Giuseppe, T. , Antonio, B. and Annamaria, O. (2013) When the skin meets the bowel: About a case. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 3, 303-306. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2013.36052.


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