Pyoderma Gangrenosum Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 05, 2018
  • Author: J Mark Jackson, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pyoderma gangrenosum?

What causes pyoderma gangrenosum?

What is the prevalence of pyoderma gangrenosum?

What is the prognosis of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Presentation

Which history is characteristic of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pyoderma gangrenosum?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of pyoderma gangrenosum?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Workup

How is pyoderma gangrenosum diagnosed?

Which cultures are performed in the evaluation of pyoderma gangrenosum?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pyoderma gangrenosum?

When is colonoscopy indicated in the workup of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Which histopathologic findings suggest pyoderma gangrenosum?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for pyoderma gangrenosum?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum?

When should patients be transferred to tertiary centers for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum?

What monitoring is included in follow-up care for pyoderma gangrenosum?

What activity modifications are indicated for pyoderma gangrenosum?

Which specialist consultations are helpful in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Which medications in the drug class Blood Components are used in the treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum?