Intestinal malabsorption and skin diseases

Ludovico Abenavoli, Ilaria Proietti, Luisa Vonghia, Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Rodolfo Capizzi, Antonio Mirijello, Silvia Cardone, Noemi Malandrino, Veruska Leso, Maurizio Rotoli, Pier Luigi Amerio, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato

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Abstract

Several skin manifestations were described in patients affected by intestinal disorders. The development of skin diseases in these patients could be related to the impairment of intestinal absorption and motility, other than to immunological and hormonal changes. The growing evidence of the association between skin disorders and intestinal diseases suggests that the skin could be considered the 'mirror of the gut'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalDigestive Diseases
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Skin
  • Small intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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