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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43

Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum: A rare complication after appendectomy


Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. B Abtahi-Naeini
Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: Skin Diseases and leishmanias is research center, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Isfahan, Iran., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.147042

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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon inflammatory ulcerative skin disease. It is characterized by painful progressive necrosis of the wound margins. Rarely, postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) manifests as a severe disturbance of wound healing following surgical interventions. Only rare cases of this complication have been reported after appendectomy. We report a case of PPG in a 29-year-old female after appendectomy. She was successfully treated with oral prednisolone. Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of any postoperative delayed wound healing, because this disease is simply distinguished from a postoperative wound.






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