G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.
Dermatology Section, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Science, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.
Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA. Electronic address:
Cutis 2021 Jun;107(6):328-331
Baylor University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas. Ms. Haque also is from Texas A&M College of Medicine, Bryan.
We report the case of a 67-year-old woman with a painful expanding ulcer on the left leg of 2 months' duration that initially was diagnosed as a skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) with plans for surgical debridement. Upon dermatologic consultation, surgery was canceled due to the possible diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and risk of pathergy. Notable features of this patient included a history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), poor response to antibiotics, chronicity, lack of signs of sepsis, potential complications of surgical intervention, and ultimately a response to immunosuppressive agents. Read More
Dermatol Ther 2021 Jul 26:e15069. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
An estimated 1 million North Americans live with ostomies, with up to 80% of ostomy patients developing stoma-related skin morbidities. While ostomy nurses are often the first line of management, dermatologists may be involved in the care of ostomy patients with complex or persistent peristomal skin complications. Therefore, an understanding of the ostomy apparatus and possible peristomal skin conditions that may arise allows dermatologists to identify skin complications early and work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. Read More
World J Plast Surg 2021 May;10(2):103-106
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Conde São Januário, Macau SAR.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by painful ulcerative, bullous, or pustular skin conditions. Pathergy is usually used to describe PG which refers to initiation or exacerbation of the disease after accidental or iatrogenic skin trauma. Diagnosis of postoperative PG is challenging not only due to its presentation mimics infectious wounds, but also because there are no standard laboratory parameters for diagnosis. Read More
Cir Esp (Engl Ed) 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Departamento de Cirugía, Hospital de Barbastro, Barbastro, Huesca, Spain.