Pyoderma gangrenosum is very uncommon and statistics show that it may affect 1 person from about 100,000. The most common sign of Pyoderma gangrenosum is a small reddish lesion, which is usually mistaken for a spider or insect bite. With time the lesion becomes bigger and infectious. Patients may go through pain near the region of the lesion. The treatment offered for this condition may be immunosuppressive therapy, systemic therapy, intravenous therapy or topical therapy. Generally treatment cures the ulcer completely after which very little care is required. Two diseases that are most commonly associated with this condition are inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.
HOW IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM DIAGNOSED?
Pyoderma gangrenosum does affect both males and females, although it is slightly more common among females.