Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
MESQUITA, Kleyton de Carvalho and COSTA, Izelda Maria Carvalho. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.929-931. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600022.
Pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans is a rare mucocutaneous dermatosis characterized by pustular and vegetating lesions of the skin and oral mucosa. It is considered a highly specific marker for inflammatory bowel diseases. The authors describe a case of pyodermatitis-pyostomatitis vegetans in a pediatric patient who presented marked clinical improvement after beginning treatment with oral corticosteroids, azathioprine, and dapsone. Bowel surveillance is mandatory, since the dermatosis is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases in more than 70% of patients, especially ulcerative colitis.
Keywords : Colitis, ulcerative; Crohn disease; Eosinophilia; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Skin diseases.