The adverse consequences of pyoderma gangrenosum in a 13 year old child.

@article{Lambropoulos2011TheAC,
  title={The adverse consequences of pyoderma gangrenosum in a 13 year old child.},
  author={Vassilis Lambropoulos and Aikaterini Patsatsi and Afroditi Tsona and Antonios Papakonstantinou and Antonios Filippopoulos and Dimitrios Sotiriadis},
  journal={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 7},
  pages={
          221-4
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, but serious, non infectious, neutrophilic dermatosis that causes cutaneous necrosis with a characteristically rapid evolution. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 13 year-old girl was admitted with a postoperative infected wound, which was surgically debrided. A new more aggressive lesion on the left upper extremity led the patient to the intensive care unit. Clinical diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum was introduced with a crucial delay. An immediate… CONTINUE READING
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