Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A Case Report

Figilo Ibeinmo Moses *

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Dasetima D. Altraide

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Amaewhule Mary Nnenda

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Amadi Ekechi Stella

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ajirenike Rita Nkiru

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Chikeka Chimaroke Ukachi

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ogbu Christian

River State University Teaching Hospital, Harley Street, Old G.R.A Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) is an Uncommon Neutrophilic Dermatoses that presents as Auto-Inflammatory and Ulcerative Disorder of the Skin. It has an estimated incidence of 3-10 cases per million people per year. It is more common in the young and middle-aged people , average age of onset- 40-60years ,although it can affect children . It has female preponderance, and is characterized by painful papule, plaque or pustule that rapidly ulcerate with raised undermined borders on sites of normal or traumatized skin. It has no pathognomonic   diagnostic test.

Keywords: pyoderma gangrenosum, neutrophilic dermatoses, auto-inflammatory, pathognomonic


How to Cite

Moses, F. I., Altraide , D. D., Nnenda, A. M., Stella, A. E., Nkiru , A. R., Ukachi , C. C., & Christian, O. (2024). Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science, 7(1), 50–54. Retrieved from https://journalajrdes.com/index.php/AJRDES/article/view/107

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