Pyoderma Gangrenosum

  • Jyoti Yadav
  • Sanjay Singh


Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, non-infectious, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by sterile neutrophilic infiltration of the skin. It is commonly associated with underlying systemic disease [1–4]. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, non-infectious inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis of unknown etiology characterised by ulcerations of the skin and often associated with systemic disorders. Clinically it has many variants- classic or ulcerative, pustular, bullous, vegetative and pyostomatitis vegetans. Diagnosis is by clinical features and exclusion of other causes. Treatment depends on extent o disease and presence of underlying disorders. Corticosteroids are the drug of choice.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pyoderma Gangrenosum Collagenous Colitis Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Ecthyma Gangrenosum 
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Authors are grateful to Dr Najeeba Riyaz, MD, DVD, DNB, MRCP, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, for providing the clinical photographs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and VenerologyInstitute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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