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Pyoderma Gangrenosum

  • Daniel Wallach
Chapter

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), one of the most impressive cutaneous conditions, is an inflammatory ulceration with a distinctive clinical appearance, often associated with systemic diseases. Considerations on the significance of pyoderma gangrenosum, both in its classic ulcerative form and in its clinical variants, led to its inclusion among the spectrum of the neutrophilic dermatoses. Ongoing research aims at identifying genetic factors favoring PG, as well as deciphering the mechanisms of inflammation in PG.

Notes

Acknowledgement

I am indebted to Professor Frank Powell, MD, for fruitful and friendly discussions, in addition to his outstanding writings and lectures on pyoderma gangrenosum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Wallach
    • 1
  1. 1.Physician (Hon.) of Paris HospitalsParisFrance

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