Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--46

Pyoderma gangrenosum with an underlying ulcerative colitis associated with bone tuberculosis


Milind A Patvekar, Neha C Virmani 
 Department of Dermatology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India

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Milind A Patvekar
Queens Tower, Flat-B 204, Udyog Nagar, Opp. Lokmanya Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune - 411 033, Maharashtra
India

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare noninfective neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by progressive painful ulceration. It is frequently associated with systemic disorders like inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and myeloproliferative diseases. However, its association with infectious diseases in particular with tuberculosis is extremely rare. Diagnosis is based on the history of an underlying disease, a typical clinical presentation, histopathology and exclusion of other diseases leading to ulcerations of similar appearance. Immunosuppression with corticosteroids remains the mainstay of treatment. We report a case of a 49-year-old male with long-standing ulcerative colitis, associated with tuberculosis of hip, who presented with nonhealing ulcers over the lower extremity.


How to cite this article:
Patvekar MA, Virmani NC. Pyoderma gangrenosum with an underlying ulcerative colitis associated with bone tuberculosis.Indian Dermatol Online J 2013;4:43-46


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Patvekar MA, Virmani NC. Pyoderma gangrenosum with an underlying ulcerative colitis associated with bone tuberculosis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];4:43-46
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