Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Face: A Rare Presentation and a Rapid Resolution

Julia Shah*, Lorie Gottwald, Ashley Sheskey, Craig Burkhart
Department of Dermatology, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, USA

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) is a disorder of neutrophil chemotaxis that often affects the lower extremities of patients with concurrent autoimmune disorders.

Result and Discussion:

Resolution of lesions typically requires a minimum of six weeks of treatment with systemic steroids. We present a unique case of multifocal PG involving the hand and face that healed after ten days of treatment with oral prednisone.

Keywords: Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Neutrophil chemotaxis, Seronegative Arthritis, MCPJ, Prednisone theraphy, IgG.