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Painful Facial Ulceration

  • Dario Didona
  • Biagio Didona
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Abstract

  • Pediatric pyoderma gangrenosum accounts for 4% of all cases

  • A punch biopsy should be performed to rule out other skin diseases associated with painful chronic ulceration

  • Systemic steroids and local wound care are the first line approach in treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Keywords

Pyoderma gangrenosum Skin punch biopsy Inflammatory bowel disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Didona
    • 1
  • Biagio Didona
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyPhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.First Division of DermatologyIstituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata-IRCCSRomeItaly

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