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pioderma gangrenosum

Paolo Aseni, Stefano Di Sandro, Plamen Mihaylov, Luca Lamperti, Luciano-Gregorio De Carlis
Pioderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon ulcerative cutaneous dermatosis associated with a variety of systemic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), arthritis, leukaemia, hepatitis, and primary biliary cirrhosis. Other cutaneous ulceration resembling PG had been described in literature. There has been neither laboratory finding nor histological feature diagnostic of PG, and diagnosis of PG is mainly made based on the exclusion criteria. We present here a patient, with ulcerative colitis (UC) who was referred to the emergency section with a large and rapidly evolving cutaneous ulceration...
September 21, 2008: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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