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Cause Of Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Pyoderma Gangrenosum is believed to be auto-immune in nature and typically resonds well to high dose steroid medication. Generally wounds appear on the legs or arms. Folks commonly other auto-immune diseases like Rhuematoid Arthritis. Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. Occasionally this may require hospitalization or management at a wound center. Definately see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum. Open ulcer on back for 6 months.
4 different antibiotics. 3 differenct doctors. Culture now negative. worse!
Pyoderma gangrenosum: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory necrotizing non infectious ulcertive skin disease, often with enlarging ulcerations on the legs. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. Hospitalization may be necessary in severe cases. Mny patients need immunosuppressant therapy . Cyslosporin can be used. Also tnf Alpha inhibitor biologics such as inflizimab or Etanercept can be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Go to the doctor: There are many causes of pyoderma (which simply means infection of the skin). Some of the causes are quite serious. To have this all over his face is serious and can lead to bad problems. You should not attempt to treat this get to a doctor asap, even tonight in an er. But be sure to see a doctor, not a pa or np. I can't stress enough how serious this can be. Good luck. ...Read more
To a certain extent: Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin lesion that manifests during a severe pseudomonas infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Pseudomonas infections of this kind rarely happen in patients that are not severely immunocompromised, but can occur if a wound gets infected. Patients with diabetes do tend to get wound infections more readily, esp if they do not follow proper prevention and wound care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Ecthyma gangrenosum is an infection that is related to pseudomonas aeroginosa, and sepsis related to this bacteria the best mechanism to treat this infection is with antibiotics. Interestingly enough, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also effective, since the high oxygen levels destroys the bacterial toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: I have never taken care of a patient with this despite working in an ICU for 7 years at a major referral center. There not even any case series published - just case reports, indicating that no one has been able to even accumulate enough cases at one institution to document more than a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I found out I have Crohn's january third of 2013 also have pyoderma ganrenosum &anemia how can I keep my iron up with all 3 at times i get weak.
Multiple deficiencys: In addition to iron you may have zinc calcium b12, a, c, folate (folic acid) and protein deficiencies. For anemia 50-75 mg of feosol or other of the gentler irn preparations may be all you can add at a time but you may not tolerate any in which case you might need iron infusions, dietary protein to the degree tolerated vit c supplement 1mg b12/ day or B12 shot may be easiest work with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 19 years old and have rosacea fulminans or pyoderma facile. Is having tired eyes a common symptom?
It's what they do: Peripheral nerves have primarily 2 functions: to send information out to the body from the brain and spinal cord, and to send information from the body back to the spinal cord and brain. Sensory nerves do the latter -- and among the types of impulses coming into the brain & spinal cord through them, is painful sensation, heat, etc. Emotional pain is an even more complex process. ...Read more