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Pyoderma gangrenosum
Pathology
Type

Dermatological

Cause(s)

Most likely autoimmune

Symptoms

Necrotization of tissue, usually in the legs, resulting in deep ulcers

Mortality Rate

Low

Treatments

Steroids, ciclosporin

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Pyoderma gangrenosum is an autoimmune condition that causes ulcers on the skin. The more common form affects the legs, but is usually more serious than the uncommon form which affects smaller areas on other parts of the body.

Although poorly understood, pyoderma gangrenosum is associated with another autoimmune condition in about half of patients.

Treatment is with steroids taken internally and applied topically to the affected area.In addition, treatment with antiseptics can prevent secondary infections. Grafts are not recommended at the condition usually affects the graft as well.

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