Neutrophilic dermatoses in a patient with collagenous colitis

  • Didac Barco | dbarco@santpau.cat Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain.
  • Maria A. Barnadas Dermatology Department. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Spain.
  • Esther Roé Dermatology Department. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Spain.
  • Francisco J. Sancho Pathology Department. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Spain.
  • Elena Ricart Digestive Diseases Department. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Spain.
  • Agustín Alomar Dermatology Department. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Spain.

Abstract

We report the case of a 75-year old woman with collagenous colitis who presented with erythematous and edematous plaques on the periorbital and eyelid regions, accompanied by oral ulcers. Histopathology showed a dermal neutrophilic infiltrate plus mild septal and lobular panniculitis with lymphocytes, neutrophils and eosinophils. Five years earlier she had presented a flare of papules and vesicles on the trunk, together with oral ulcers; a skin biopsy revealed a neutrophilic dermal infiltrate and Sweet’s syndrome was diagnosed. Both the neutrophilic panniculitis and the Sweet’s syndrome were accompanied by fever, malaise and diarrhea. Cutaneous and intestinal symptoms disappeared with corticoid therapy. The two types of neutrophilic dermatoses that appeared in periods of colitis activity suggest that intestinal and cutaneous manifestations may be related.

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Didac Barco, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Dermatology Department
Published
2010-02-15
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Keywords:
Neutrophilic dermatoses, Sweet's syndrome, neutrophilic panniculitis, inflammatory bowel disease, collagenous colitis
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Barco, D., Barnadas, M. A., Roé, E., Sancho, F. J., Ricart, E., & Alomar, A. (2010). Neutrophilic dermatoses in a patient with collagenous colitis. Dermatology Reports, 2(1), e5. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2010.e5