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conorconan1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
 
I recently had a really bad rash from what my doctor said was chrons. It has now disspelled itself. However, whee the rash was located, the skin has gone to pot. It is wrinkled and looks like old peoples skin. Has anyone ever experienced that?

Mac_Gyver
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   

I found this online, hope this helps:

Skin Rashes

Several types of skin rash can accompany Crohn's disease. None of these rashes are unique to Crohn's, however. They can occur on their own or can accompany other diseases.

  • Pyoderma gangrenosum. This is a type of skin ulcer. It tends to appear on the lower legs but can occur anywhere. It starts with a small bump or blister, then expands to a deep, painful ulcer. Multiple ulcers can appear at once. Pyoderma gangrenosum can appear even if intestinal disease is under control.
  • Erythema nodosum. This is an inflammation of fat underneath the skin's surface. It appears as red, painful lumps on the lower legs and sometimes on the thighs or arms. It tends to appear when intestinal disease is more active.
  • Necrotizing small vessel vasculitis. Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels which leads to bleeding underneath the skin. It can appear as small red spots or larger bruises, usually on the legs or arms.


conorconan1
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   Posted 11/12/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that my fried, I am greatful.

Roxette
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   Posted 11/12/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Conor - i get a horrible rash that weeps and itches when my crohns is active. Prednisolone always gets rid of it but my skin always has evidence that the rash was there. Its just another thing that accompanies Crohns

conorconan1
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   Posted 11/12/2008 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roxette,

Thanks for that. It was a really bad rash that has left my leg looking like an old mans leg. I am so fed up with it. Fingers crossed that I get a DX tommorow and can get some movement with this thing at last!
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