ulcerative colitis and skin rash?

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was wondering if someone could help me out... is skin rash / ulcerative colitis related in any way?

A patient has a history of ulcerative colitis and now has a rash that used to respond to some over-the-counter creams but now nothing helps and it is itchier and thicker than before. Is this related to ulcerative ciolitis in any ways or is there a seperate diagnosis one would make / assume?

Jolie, BSN

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Specializes in Maternal - Child Health.

If you read your textbook or find a reputable website on ulcerative colitis, you will find the answer to your question.

core0

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was wondering if someone could help me out... is skin rash / ulcerative colitis related in any way?

A patient has a history of ulcerative colitis and now has a rash that used to respond to some over-the-counter creams but now nothing helps and it is itchier and thicker than before. Is this related to ulcerative ciolitis in any ways or is there a seperate diagnosis one would make / assume?

There is a type of rash associated with UC (among other things) called granuloma annulare that sometimes acts like this. It could also be another autoimmune disease such as psoriasis. Usually a biopsy of the rash will shed some light on it. Also Sulfasalazine can present a uticarial rash that can be hard to control.

David Carpenter, PA-C

morte, LPN, LVN

7,015 Posts

you could also look up celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis

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