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Pyoderma Gangrenosum is defined as a very serious kind of ulcerative cutaneous condition. It is quite similar to the problem of ulcers but comes under the systemic diseases category. The symptoms here are quite similar to that of ulcers, which includes acid reflux, burning sensation in the stomach, blood in the stools, trouble keeping food down and also acute pain in the abdomen.
HOW IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM DIAGNOSED?
There are no tests to help diagnose this disease but a dermatologist could recommend a skin biopsy or blood tests to rule out any other disorders that could be causing the skin sores.
HOW IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM TREATED?
Treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum aims at reducing the inflammation and controlling pain, in the process heal the wound. Corticosteroids and other drugs that suppress the immune system are given for treating the sore. Covering the wound with a moist cloth helps in faster healing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Topical treatments can help on the ulcers above the surface of the skin, however medical consultation is suggested to rule out risks here.