Bypass Phrynoderma. Vitamin A Deficiency Associated With Bowel-Bypass Surgery

Arch Dermatol. 1984 Jul;120(7):919-21. doi: 10.1001/archderm.120.7.919.

Abstract

A 41-year-old woman had multiple keratotic papules and nodules on the trunk and extremities four years after a bowel-bypass procedure for morbid obesity. The microscopic features were those of a perforating folliculitis. Serum vitamin A levels were extremely low. Oral vitamin A therapy resulted in dramatic improvement of the cutaneous lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Folliculitis / drug therapy
  • Folliculitis / etiology
  • Folliculitis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small / surgery*
  • Keratosis / drug therapy
  • Keratosis / etiology
  • Keratosis / pathology*
  • Obesity / therapy
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Vitamin A / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / complications*

Substances

  • Vitamin A