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An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6 Suppl 1):176-8. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132680.

Pyoderma gangrenosum: skin grafting and hyperbaric oxygen as adjuvants in the treatment of a deep and extensive ulcer.

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State University of Londrina, Dermatology Service, LondrinaParaná, Brazil.

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare dermatosis of unknown etiology and variable clinical presentation. The disease is challenging for the medical staff, from the frequent diagnostic difficulties to the lack of scientific evidence with a good level to support the management of extensive and refractory cases. Our patient is a 50 year-old man with an extensive and deep ulcer on the left leg, which exemplifies the therapeutic difficulties inherent to the disease and who, fortunately, has progressed with excellent result after association of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and skin grafting to the immunosuppression therapy initially proposed.

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24346912
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PMC3875967
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10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132680
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