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Pyoderma gangrenosum is a condition that causes tissue to become necrotic, causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs.Ulcers usually initially look like small bug bites or papules, and they progress to larger ulcers. Though the wounds rarely lead to death, they can cause pain and scarring finally leading to chronic wounds.
HOW IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by blood tests for LFTs, urine protein, Swabs and cultures of the ulcer or Biopsy of the lesion.
HOW IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM TREATED?
Corticosteroids are most often used in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum. These medications can be taken orally or injected into the wound. Pain medications might be prescribed depending on the severity of the disorder.
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.