Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Face: A Rare Presentation and a Rapid Resolution
Julia Shah*, Lorie Gottwald, Ashley Sheskey, Craig Burkhart
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 65
Last Page: 69
Publisher ID: TODJ-12-65
Article History:Received Date: 14/3/2018
Revision Received Date: 3/4/2018
Acceptance Date: 21/5/2018
Electronic publication date: 14/6/2018
Collection year: 2018
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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.