• Pyostomatitis vegetans is a rarely occurring disorder of the oral mucosa, which has a dramatic clinical picture and a striking histopathologic pattern. Moreover, the condition is a highly specific oral mucosal marker for inflammatory bowel disease, particularly ulcerative colitis. Our findings in two cases and a review of the literature emphasize the relationship of pyostomatitis vegetans to inflammatory bowel disease and the vegetating dermatoses.
(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:94-98)
VanHale HM, Rogers RS, Zone JJ, Greipp PR. Pyostomatitis VegetansA Reactive Mucosal Marker for Inflammatory Disease of the Gut. Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(1):94-98. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660010098029