A favourable response to surgical intervention and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in pyoderma gangrenosum


Altunay I., Kucukunal A., Sarikaya S., Demirci G.

INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL, vol.11, no.4, pp.350-353, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1742-481x.2012.01102.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.350-353

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis characterised with ulcerations. Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and haematologic diseases (leukaemia, preleukaemia and monoclonal gammopathy) have been reported in about 40-50% of PG patients in whom the treatment of the underlying disease is important for the improvement of the lesions. We herein report a colorectal adenocarcinoma patient with PG, who responded partially to topical treatments and systemic immunosuppressants and healed completely with the aid of surgical wound repair and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.