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High magnification micrograph of cryptitis in a case of Crohn's disease (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) the same thing as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Answer

"Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is also associated with a higher risk of developing an inflammatory skin condition, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea. In one population-based cross-sectional study, the researchers found a significant association between IBD disorders, including both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and inflammatory skin conditions. The same association was not found for autoimmune skin conditions, such as alopecia and vitiligo. In another study, the incident of IBD was higher in patients with rosacea compared to those without, with an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.94(95% CI 1.04 - 3.63 p= .04)."

The Gut-Skin Axis: The Importance of Gut Health for Radiant Skin, Deanna Minich, Ph.D., Contributor, Huff Post 

A recent nationwide study in Taiwan has found an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in people with rosacea, and of these, IBD was significantly more likely to occur in males.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76(5):911-917. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.11.065. Epub 2017 Jan 7.
Risk of inflammatory bowel disease in patients with rosacea: Results from a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan.
Wu CY, Chang YT, Juan CK, Shieh JJ, Lin YP, Liu HN, Lin JT, Chen YJ.


IBS and Rosacea

HLA-DRA Locus and Rosacea

Gastrointestinal Rosacea [GR], aka, Gut Rosacea



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