Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM

PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM


multiple early lesions at the site of previous surgery.


DEFINITION
This clinically diagnosed entity presents as pustules and is frequently associated with various conditions, especially inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and plasma cell dyscrasias, at
times occurring at sites of prior surgery

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PHYSICAL FINDINGS AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION

● Typically, the ulcers have undermined edges and red-purple borders . They may be solitary or multiple, and occur most often on the lower limbs.

● The ulcers are painful and tender, and may persist for months or years.

● There is a risk of disfi guring scarring.


TREATMENT
● Treatment of associated disorders
 ● Topical corticosteroids, clofazimine, dapsone, intralesional steroids, minocycline, cyclosporine, systemic corticosteroids

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