Bowel-Associated-Dermatosis-Arthritis Syndrome (BADAS) as early presentation of ulcerative colitis in an adolescent girl

Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Jul;39(4):643-645. doi: 10.1111/pde.14954. Epub 2022 Feb 22.


A 14-year-old girl presented with fevers, joint pain, leukocytosis, and painful, fluctuant skin lesions, preceded by a 2-week history of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Workup revealed bowel-associated-dermatosis-arthritis syndrome (BADAS) in the setting of ulcerative colitis, a rare finding in the pediatric population.

Keywords: Crohn's disease; arthritis; dermatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthralgia / diagnosis
  • Arthralgia / etiology
  • Arthritis* / diagnosis
  • Arthritis* / etiology
  • Child
  • Colitis, Ulcerative* / complications
  • Colitis, Ulcerative* / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases*