Inflammatory Bowel-Associated Spondyloarthropathy

  • Parbeer S. GrewalEmail author
  • Walter P. Maksymowych
  • Alain Brassard


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common disease of the small and large intestine that can lead to severe morbidity and mortality in patients. There are many skin manifestations of IBD that can occur prior to, simultaneously with, or after the diagnosis. Erythema nodosum is manifested by tender subcutaneous nodules on the shins. Pyoderma gangrenosum causes large and painful skin ulcerations. Pyostomatitis vegetans can occur as small pustules in the oral mucosa. Other rare manifestations of IBD also include epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, Sweet’s syndrome, polyarteritis nodosa, metastatic Crohn’s, and nonspecific vesiculopustular reactions.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pyoderma Gangrenosum Bullous Pemphigoid Polyarteritis Nodosa Erythema Nodosum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parbeer S. Grewal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walter P. Maksymowych
    • 2
  • Alain Brassard
    • 3
  1. 1.Stratica Medical Centre for DermatologyEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Division of Dermatology & Cutaneous Sciences, Department of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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