PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM

 

Description

Pyoderma  gangrenosum is a rare skin condition  that causes large, painful sores (ulcers) to develop on your skin, most often on your legs.

Symptoms

  • small red bump(initial)
  • ulcers
  • painful skin wound

Cause

  • ulcerative colitis,
  • Crohn’s disease
  • rheumatoid arthritis

Risk factors

  • Your age and sex
  • Having inflammatory bowel disease
  • Having rheumatoid arthritis
  • Having blood cancer

Diagnostic Tests

  • Blood tests
  • Skin biopsy
  • Colonscopy
  • Imaging studies

Treatment

  • Medications
  • Corticosteroids
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system
  • Pain medication
  • Wound care
  • Surgery
  • Creams, ointments or injections
  • Immunosuppressants

Lifestyle management

  • avoiding injury