Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1997 / Article

Consultations in Gastroenterology | Open Access

Volume 11 |Article ID 434989 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/434989

John K Marshall, E Jan Irvine, "Successful Therapy of Refractory Erythema Nodosum Associated with Crohn's Disease Using Potassium Iodide", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 11, Article ID 434989, 2 pages, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/434989

Successful Therapy of Refractory Erythema Nodosum Associated with Crohn's Disease Using Potassium Iodide

Abstract

Erythema nodosum is a common extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease. While mild skin involvement often responds to conservative management, severe or refractory cases may require systemic corticosteroid or immunosuppressive therapy. This report describes successful treatment of severe, refractory erythema nodosum associated with Crohn's colitis using oral potassium iodide. While the mechanism of action of this agent is poorly understood, it appears to be an effective and nontoxic therapy for Crohn's-related erythema nodosum and warrants further evaluation in a placebo controlled trial.

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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