La cute: Specchio del tenue

Translated title of the contribution: The skin as a mirror of small intestine

Ludovico Abenavoli, Lorenzo Leggio, Ilaria Proietti, Anna Ferrulli, Luisa Vonghia, Cristina D'Angelo, Antonio Mirijello, Rodolfo Capizzi, Maurizio Rotoli, Pierluigi Amerio, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato

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It is possible to observe the changes of intestinal functions, in particular absorbent, immunologic and hormonal ones, correlated to inside action of a pathogenic noxa, in the cutaneous district, thanks to clinico- dermatological manifestations. The most evident cutaneous pathologies are present in progress of inflammatory bowel diseases, however the most representative manifestations are present especially in progress of celiac disease. The importance of these associations leads to conclude that skin is the "mirror" of the small intestine, and that remembering it can be necessary for specialist and generalist in their clinical practice.

Translated title of the contributionThe skin as a mirror of small intestine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)339-346
Number of pages8
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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