The Skin and Disorders of the Digestive System

Sonja Molin, Thomas Ruzicka


This chapter concentrates on bowel, hepatic and pancreatic diseases in which cutaneous signs or symptoms are prominent. It also discusses situations either where the skin and the digestive system are affected by the same disease process or where a skin disease itself has an effect on the digestive system. Special attention is paid to cutaneous involvement in inflammatory bowel disease and skin signs of liver disease.
Keywords digestive tract, liver and skin, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, necrolytic acral erythema pancreatitis, hepatic pruritus, coeliac disease


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