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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2012 June;171(3):383-6
Pyoderma gangrenosum: a case similar to a bullous erysipelas
Vargu M., Vasili E., Berdica L.
Department of Anatomy-Pathology, University Hospital Centre “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania;
Department of Infectious Diseases, Dermo-Venereology Clinic, Tirana, Albania
The gangrenous pyoderma is a rare illness. Its diagnosis is hard to establish. The case here exposed presents a clinical manifestation of gangrenous pyoderma similar to a bullous erysipelas. The diagnosis of gangrenous pyoderma was established by excluding those illnesses that also present skin ulcer. A corticosteroid based systemic therapy was started and it proved successful.