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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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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
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
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