Superficial Granulomatous Pyoderma Successfully Treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin

  • Sarah Borg Grech Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
  • Andrea Vella Baldacchino Department of Gastroenterology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
  • Roberto Corso Department of Dermatology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
  • David Pisani Department of Histopathology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
  • Michael J Boffa Department of Dermatology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Keywords

Superficial granulomatous pyoderma, ulceration, intravenous immunoglobulin

Abstract

Superficial granulomatous pyoderma is a relatively rare variant of pyoderma gangrenosum, characterized by superficial ulceration with a vegetative margin and a clean granulating base. Ulcers in superficial granulomatous pyoderma are typically located on the trunk and may follow minor trauma. It may be misdiagnosed as classic pyoderma gangrenosum, despite having distinct characteristics. Here we report a case of superficial granulomatous pyoderma successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg).

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  • Published: 2021-10-08

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Borg Grech S, Vella Baldacchino A, Corso R, Pisani D, Boffa MJ. Superficial Granulomatous Pyoderma Successfully Treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002656.