Early diagnosis and early corticosteroid administration improves healing of peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Funayama2009EarlyDA,
  title={Early diagnosis and early corticosteroid administration improves healing of peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Yuji Funayama and Eiko Kumagai and Ken-ichi Takahashi and Kohei Fukushima and Iwao Sasaki},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={311-4}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of early diagnosis and early administration of corticosteroid for peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum, a prospective study was carried out. METHODS In April 1998, we began studying a new treatment regimen of peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum in which prednisone at a dose of 20 to 40 mg was administered systemically immediately after diagnosis. Early-stage peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum was treated concurrently with topical cadexomer iodine, and at the granulation… CONTINUE READING
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