Post-surgical pyoderma gangrenosum of the breast: needs for early diagnosis and right therapy
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Post-surgical pyoderma gangrenosum (PSPG) of the breast is a rare dermatosis that worsens surgical manipulation, with a chronical relapsing course. Diagnosis is mostly clinical and made by exclusion after the failure of antibiotic therapies and surgical debridement, while the mainstay of therapy is corticosteroid-based. Here we report a case of PSPG of the breast in a young woman with breast cancer, to emphasize the needs of an early and accurate diagnosis, to guarantee the most efficacious treatment and to avoid life-threatening complications.
KeywordsPyoderma gangrenosum Breast cancer Breast surgery
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All the authors declare no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript.
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