Pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand: a case series and review of the literature.

@article{Huish2001PyodermaGO,
  title={Pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand: a case series and review of the literature.},
  author={S B Huish and E M de La Paz and P R Ellis and Peter J. Stern},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={679-85}
}
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rapidly developing cutaneous ulcer that is rare in the hand and may mimic a fulminating infection. The correct treatment is nonsurgical; surgery may actually incite a pathergic response worsening the condition. Misdiagnosis results in inappropriate treatment, unnecessary surgery, and even amputations. The records of 7 patients with pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand treated at 2 large academic medical centers between 1992 and 1999 were reviewed. There were 4 men and 3… CONTINUE READING