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January 1985

Pyostomatitis VegetansA Reactive Mucosal Marker for Inflammatory Disease of the Gut

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs VanHale and Rogers) and the Division of Hematology and Internal Medicine (Dr Greipp), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn; and the Department of Medicine, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City (Dr Zone).

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(1):94-98. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660010098029

• 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)