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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Pyoderma Gangrenosum

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Do you know about pyoderma gangrenosum ?

Do you know about 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

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I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum. Open ulcer on back for 6 months. 4 different antibiotics. 3 differenct doctors. Culture now negative. worse!

I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum.  Open ulcer on back for 6 months.
4 different antibiotics.  3 differenct doctors.  Culture now negative. worse!

Wound Care Center: You have a chronic wound. Wounds can be hard to treat and many things can affect their healing. Do you have a wound care center at your hospital or near you? I would recommend you see a wound care specialist. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

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 more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pyo derma gangrenosum?

Pyoderma gangrenosum: PG is a painful form of spontaneous skin ulceration. You kind find out more at http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/pyoderma-gangrenosum.html. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the safest ways to treat ecthyma gangrenosum?

Are antibiotics the safest ways to treat ecthyma gangrenosum?

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 more

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Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

No: I have not seen a single case of ecthyma gangrenosum in the past 12 years taking care of children full time. So no i don't believe it is common at all. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, am I more susceptible to ecthyma gangrenosum?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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I have diabetes, am I more susceptible to ecthyma gangrenosum?

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 more

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Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Pyoderma: Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin that results in the development of pus. It is treated with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for the particular type of infection. This is different than the immune disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more