Pyoderma gangrenosum in a child.

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Garay M., Moreno S., Guzzo F., Apréa G., Huczak L. 2009. Pyoderma gangrenosum in a child. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 19 (2):71 - 74.


Garay M. Moreno S. Guzzo F. Apréa G. Huczak L.
pp. 71 - 74


Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an inflammatory, ulcerative skin disorder that occurs in all age groups. However, only 4% of the patients are children. The diagnosis of PG is based on typical clinical presentation, histopathology, history of an underlying disease and exclusion of other diseases that would lead to a similar appearance. We describe PG in an otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy, which was well controlled with systemic corticosteroid therapy.


Pyoderma gangrenosum, Vasculitis