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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 1 ( 2013 ) > List of Articles


Skin as amirror of gastrointestinal diseases

Veenu Gupta, Amanjot Kaur Arora, Jasveen Kaur

Keywords : Gastrointestinal diseases, Genodermatoses, Hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Pancreatic diseases, Polyposis syndromes

Citation Information : Gupta V, Arora AK, Kaur J. Skin as amirror of gastrointestinal diseases. J Gastrointest Infect 2013; 3 (1):19-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jogi-3-1-19

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


The closely related origins of the skin and the gastrointestinal systemmake for a fascinating grouping of diseases with concomitant involvement of these two important organ systems. The dermatologicmanifestationsmay precede clinically evident gastrointestinal disease and help in early diagnosis, saving unnecessarywastage of time and resources. In this overview, we review the cutaneousmanifestations of various hereditary, neoplastic and inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases including the various polyposis syndromes, hereditary colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases, etc. Dermatologic manifestations of acute and chronic hepatic and pancreatic diseases have also been discussed. This review underscores the importance of collaboration between dermatologists and gastroenterologists for better and efficient management of the affected patients.

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