One of the common lesions in Crohn's colitis is erythema nodosum, a septal panniculitis that may appear before diagnosis or in conjunction with flare up. We report a case of Crohn's colitis where the presenting sign was neutrophilic lobular panniculitis with few granulomas. The possibility that this case represents a forme fruste of metastatic Crohn's is suggested. As skin biopsies are not usually performed by gastroenterologists in erythema nodosum-like skin lesions in Crohn's patients it may well be that the incidence of lobular panniculitis is higher than reported in the literature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
- Crohn's disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases