Pyoderma gangrenosum in childhood.


We have treated 4 cases of pyoderma gangrenosum in infancy and childhood in past 2 years. The ages at onset were 6 months, 8 months, 6 months and 11.5 years respectively. Initial lesions were papulopustular in 3 and nodular in 1 patients but later on all of them developed ulcerative lesions with erythematous, violaceous, infiltrated or undermined edges. The lesions were numerous in 3 patients but few in 1 patient. The first patient had very high leucocyte count. In the second patient skin lesions of PG followed measles vaccinations. We could not reveal any association in the other two patients. None of the patient responded to antibiotic therapy. Three patients were treated successfully with dapsone and one with a combination of dapsone and prednisolone. We conclude that pyoderma gangrenosum is not so rare in infancy and it is more likely to occur without associated systemic diseases.

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@article{Khatri1995PyodermaGI, title={Pyoderma gangrenosum in childhood.}, author={Mishri Lal Khatri and MUKTADIR SHAFI and M Benghazil and A. Machina and Erlei Sassi}, journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology}, year={1995}, volume={61 2}, pages={96-8} }