Crohn's disease and acute leukocytoclastic vasculitis of skin.
A 39-yr-old white male with a prolonged history of Crohn's disease presented with worsening diarrhea associated with an increasingly painful rash of both lower extremities as well as left ankle swelling. A skin biopsy revealed an acute leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Intravenous hydrocortisone followed by oral prednisone achieved a rapid remission of the both cutaneous and gastrointestinal manifestations. Long-term remission has been maintained with 6-mercaptopurine and mesalamine. The rare association between cutaneous vasculitis and Crohn's disease is discussed and earlier reported cases reviewed.
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Zlatanic, J., Fleisher, M., Sasson, M., Kim, P., & Korelitz, B. I. (1996). Crohn's disease and acute leukocytoclastic vasculitis of skin. The American journal of gastroenterology, 91(11), 2410–2413.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine