42. Cutaneous Diseases and the Esophagus

  1. Joel E. Richter MD, FACP, MACG5,6 and
  2. Donald O. Castell MD7
  1. Pamela A. Morganroth MD2,
  2. Victoria P. Werth MD2,3 and
  3. David A. Katzka MD4

Published Online: 28 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346220.ch42

The Esophagus, Fifth Edition

The Esophagus, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Morganroth, P. A., Werth, V. P. and Katzka, D. A. (2012) Cutaneous Diseases and the Esophagus, in The Esophagus, Fifth Edition (eds J. E. Richter and D. O. Castell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346220.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, USA

  2. 6

    Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

  3. 7

    Esophageal Disorders Program, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Author Information

  1. 2

    Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 3

    Dermatology and Medicine Philadelphia, VA Medical Center, PA, USA

  3. 4

    Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198646

Online ISBN: 9781444346220



  • cutaneous;
  • scleroderma;
  • dermatomyositis;
  • pemphigus vulgaris;
  • mucous membrane;
  • pemphigoid;
  • epidermolysis bullosa;
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis;
  • Stevens–Johnson;
  • malignancy;
  • paraneoplastic


Most diseases with pathologic manifestations in the skin and the esophagus fall into the following categories: connective tissue diseases, bullous diseases, infectious diseases, and malignancy or malignancy-associated diseases. There are also several miscellaneous acquired diseases and inherited syndromes that involve both the skin and the esophagus. This chapter summarizes the main cutaneous features and the range of esophageal pathology that can be seen in diseases that impact the skin and the esophagus.