Painless pyoderma gangrenosum: an insidious presentation complicating a sternal wound dehiscence

Painless pyoderma gangrenosum: an insidious presentation complicating a sternal wound dehiscence Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:251–252 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1063-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Painless pyoderma gangrenosum: an insidious presentation complicating a sternal wound dehiscence Ayad Harb & Mohammad Nassimizadeh & Imtiaz Ahmed & Eltigani Eltigani Received: 27 June 2014 /Accepted: 8 January 2015 /Published online: 1 February 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, dehisced and new ulcers began to develop on the breast. These Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative dermatosis typ- were excised and resutured. The wounds subsequently dehisced ically of the lower limbs. It is often reported as a spontaneous skin again and failed to heal despite TNP dressings over 4 weeks. disease; however, by a process termed Pathergy, new ulcerations PG was suspected at this stage and high-dose oral prednis- may also occur after minor skin trauma and surgical procedures. olone (60 mg) was commenced. All wounds showed rapid Diagnosis is difficult and often delayed or made by a process of improvement and were completely healed by 6 weeks without exclusion. The reported incidence varies between 1 in 100,000 to any further surgical treatments. three cases per million with a slight female predominance. We Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a rare idiopathic ulcerative der- report a highly unusual http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Painless pyoderma gangrenosum: an insidious presentation complicating a sternal wound dehiscence

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/painless-pyoderma-gangrenosum-an-insidious-presentation-complicating-a-rMW0vsLCc0
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1063-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:251–252 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1063-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Painless pyoderma gangrenosum: an insidious presentation complicating a sternal wound dehiscence Ayad Harb & Mohammad Nassimizadeh & Imtiaz Ahmed & Eltigani Eltigani Received: 27 June 2014 /Accepted: 8 January 2015 /Published online: 1 February 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, dehisced and new ulcers began to develop on the breast. These Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative dermatosis typ- were excised and resutured. The wounds subsequently dehisced ically of the lower limbs. It is often reported as a spontaneous skin again and failed to heal despite TNP dressings over 4 weeks. disease; however, by a process termed Pathergy, new ulcerations PG was suspected at this stage and high-dose oral prednis- may also occur after minor skin trauma and surgical procedures. olone (60 mg) was commenced. All wounds showed rapid Diagnosis is difficult and often delayed or made by a process of improvement and were completely healed by 6 weeks without exclusion. The reported incidence varies between 1 in 100,000 to any further surgical treatments. three cases per million with a slight female predominance. We Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a rare idiopathic ulcerative der- report a highly unusual

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2015

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off