Pyoderma gangrenosum

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Pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, destructive inflammatory skin disease of which a painful nodule or pustule breaks down to form a progressively enlarging ulcer. Lesions may occur either in the absence of any apparent underlying disorder or in association with other diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, polyarthritis (an inflammation of several joints together), gammopathy, and other conditions . Pyoderma gangrenosum belongs to a group of skin diseases in which a common cellular denominator is the neutrophil. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell or leukocyte which form an early line of defense against bacterial infections.  Each year in the United States, pyoderma gangrenosum occurs in about 1 person per 100.000 people.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pyoderma gangrenosum" returned 148 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pyoderma gangrenosum triggered by red tattoo dye.
 

Author(s): Ivan V Litvinov, Denis Sasseville

Journal: CMAJ. 2014 Sep;186(12):935.

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Multimodal therapy of idiopathic pyoderma gangrenosum.
 

Author(s): Victoria Sharon, Barbara Burrall, Forum Patel, Yong He, Thomas Konia, Itzel Bustos Villalobos, Emanual Maverakis

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A 13-year old girl was admitted to the University of California Davis Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of cutaneous bullae and ulcerations over her lower extremities that were refractory to antibiotic therapy and incision and drainage. Her disease continued to worsen with ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Concomitant occurrence of pyoderma gangrenosum and erythema nodosum in inflammatory bowel disease.
 

Author(s): Ilan Goldberg, Oksana Finkel, Andrea Gat, Eli Sprecher, Helena Martinez de Morentin

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Mar;16(3):168-70.

 

Erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum are common skin manifestations in inflammatory bowel diseases. Curiously, these two cutaneous features have seldom been reported to occur simultaneously. We present three patients affected with inflammatory bowel disease with concomitant erythema ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2014

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The terms "Pyoderma gangrenosum" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum case and review of literature identifying chest wall predominance and no recurrence following skin grafts.
 

Author(s): Maryam Liaqat, Ashley N Elsensohn, C David Hansen, Julie A Maughan, Marta J Petersen

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Oct;71(4):e145-6.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Pyoderma gangrenosum with oral involvement - case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Geetha Paramkusam, Venkateswarlu Meduri, Naresh Gangeshetty

Journal: Int J Oral Sci. 2010 Jun;2(2):111-6.

 

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, noninfectious neutrophilic dermatosis. Clinically, it begins with sterile pustules that rapidly progress into painful ulcers of variable depth and size with undermined violaceous borders. The diagnosis of PG is based on the history of an underlying ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2010

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[Pyoderma gangrenosum--clinical, laboratory and therapeutic approaches. Review of 28 cases].
 

Author(s): Ana F Duarte, Ana Nogueira, Carmen Lisboa, Filomena Azevedo

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Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon neutrophilic dermatosis, idiopatic in 25-50 percent of cases. We present a retrospective study of 28 patients, admitted to Hospital de São João, EPE, between January of 1990 and June of 2008. Pyoderma gangrenosum was observed more frequently in ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2009

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An Efficacy and Safety Study of Gevokizumab in Treating Active Ulcers of Pyoderma Gangrenosum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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RA-18C3 Therapy for Subjects With Pyoderma Gangrenosum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2014

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Canakinumab for Pyoderma Gangrenosum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

 

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2012

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