Gastrointestinal Dermatology Clinic
Approximately 30 percent of people living with a gastrointestinal (GI) condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or Celiac disease, have a related dermatologic disease.
The UPMC Department of Dermatology’s Gastrointestinal Dermatology clinic in Falk Medical Building, provides a complete, dermatologic consultation with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. The clinic coordinates with IBD specialists, nurses specializing in stomas, and colorectal surgeons to offer optimal care and treatment that can provide you with improved quality of life.
What is Gastrointestinal Dermatology?
The GI tract and the skin share similar characteristics of the immune system. Gastrointestinal dermatology focuses on GI diseases that manifest on the skin or oral cavity. A diagnosis requires a physician to correctly recognize the dermatologic diseases associated not only with the GI conditions, but also with the various therapies treating those GI conditions.
Who is a Candidate?
Patients suitable for the Gastrointestinal Dermatology clinic include those diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, gluten sensitive enteropathy, and ostomy patients.
Other conditions for the clinic include:
- Oral Crohn’s disease
- Cheilitis granulomatosa
- Erythema nodosum
- Pyoderma gangrenosum
- Peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum
- Pyostomatitis vegetans
- Metastatic Crohn’s disease
- Aphthous ulcers/aphthous stomatitis
- Sweet’s syndrome
- Bowel-associated dermatosis arthritis syndrome
- Celiac disease
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
- Perianal/peristomal dermatitis
- Nutritional deficiency dermatoses