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Pyoderma gangrenosum: Guideline for wound practitioners


Ratnagobal, S and Sinha, S, Pyoderma gangrenosum: Guideline for wound practitioners, Journal of Wound Care, 22, (2) pp. 68-73. ISSN 0969-0700 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.12968/jowc.2013.22.2.68


Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an atypical ulceration of the skin with unknown aetiology, usually associated with autoimmune systemic illnesses and haematological malignancies. Diagnosis is based on clinical suspicion and exclusion of other conditions. Treatment options vary greatly, ranging from conservative local and systemic immunosuppression to surgical measures, including amputation, but none is shown to be universally effective. Currently no guideline regarding escalation of treatment exists. Based on a review of the current literature and three illustrative cases of PG, a working treatment guideline is presented for wound practitioners.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pyoderma gangrenosum, ulceration, pathergy, autoimmune, corticosteroid
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ratnagobal, S (Ms Shoba Ratnagobal)
UTAS Author:Sinha, S (Professor Sankar Sinha)
ID Code:88853
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-02-19
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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