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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The terms "Pyoderma gangrenosum" returned 196 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Ulcerative Colitis Successfully Treated by the Combination of Granulocyte and Monocyte Adsorption Apheresis and Corticosteroids.
 

Author(s): Masashi Ohno, Shigeki Koyama, Mariko Ohara, Kazumi Shimamoto, Yu Kobayashi, Fumiyasu Nakamura, Kazuki Mitsuru, Akira Andoh

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(1):25-30.

 

A 36-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to swelling and redness of the left lateral malleolus and dorsum of the left foot with severe pain, with a flare-up of ulcerative colitis (UC). A pathologic examination by skin biopsy led to a diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG). ...

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

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Complete recovery of pyoderma gangrenosum after successful treatment of underlying hairy cell leukemia with cladribine.
 

Author(s): Anıl Tombak, Sinan Aygün, Ebru Serinsöz, Eyüp Naci Tiftik

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2015 Sep;30(5):739-41.

 

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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Successful Use of Adalimumab for Treating Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Ulcerative Colitis under Corticosteroid-tapering Conditions.
 

Author(s): Shintaro Sagami, Yoshitaka Ueno, Shinji Tanaka, Kenta Nagai, Ryohei Hayashi, Kazuaki Chayama

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(17):2167-72.

 

A 52-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis was admitted to our hospital for an ulcerative colitis flare-up under salazosulfapyridine therapy. The symptoms improved with high-dose corticosteroids. After prednisolone was tapered to 10 mg, the frequency of diarrhea increased. The diarrhea ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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The terms "Pyoderma gangrenosum" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Wegener's granulomatosis and pyoderma gangrenosum--rare causes of facial ulcerations.
 

Author(s): Karolina Kędzierska, Krzysztof Sindrewicz, Tomasz Smektała, Magda Wiśniewska, Marek Masiuk, Ewelina Staniszewska, Katarzyna Sporniak-Tutak, Edyta Gołembiewska, Kazimierz Ciechanowski

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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is caused by immune system dysfunction, and particularly improper functioning of neutrophils. At least half of all PG patients also suffer from autoimmunological diseases, one of which is Wegener granulomatosis (WG). The purpose of this article was to compare ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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A case report of successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis, and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Theodoros Androutsakos, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Kiriaki Aroni, Gregorios Hatzis

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) is a cutaneous condition, its diagnosis suggested by the presence of a painful cutaneous ulcer showing rapid progression. Pyoderma gangrenosum is associated with a concomitant systemic disease in 50 to 70 % of cases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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The diagnostic tangle of pyoderma gangrenosum: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): E Bakelants, J van der Hilst, L Corluy, R Achten, I Gyssens, P Messiaen

Journal: Neth J Med. 2014 Dec;72(10):541-4.

 

This report describes a 55-year-old patient with the rare inflammatory dermatosis pyoderma gangrenosum. It is an often misdiagnosed condition of unclear origin and pathogenesis. There is an association with underlying systemic disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, haematological ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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RA-18C3 Therapy for Subjects With Pyoderma Gangrenosum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

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Last Updated: 27 Jun 2016

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Observational Study of the Genetic Architecture of Neutrophil-Mediated Inflammatory Skin Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Other Specified Inflammatory Disorders of Skin or Subcutaneous Tissue; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Scalp; Sweet's Syndrome; Behcet's Disease; Bowel-associated Dermatosis-arthritis Syndrome; Pustular Psoriasis; Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis; Keratoderma Blenorrhagicum; Sneddon-Wilkinson Disease; IgA Pemphigus; Amicrobial Pustulosis of the Folds; Infantile Acropustulosis; Transient Neonatal Pustulosis; Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis; Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis; Neutrophilic Urticaria; Still's Disease; Erythema Marginatum; Unclassified Periodic Fever Syndromes / Autoinflammatory Syndromes; Dermatitis Herpetiformis; Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis; Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Inflammatory Epidermolysis Bullosa Aquisita; Neutrophilic Dermatosis of the Dorsal Hands (Pustular Vasculitis); Small Vessel Vasculitis Including Urticarial Vasculitis; Erythema Elevatum Diutinum; Medium Vessel Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2016

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