Pyoderma gangrenosum after minor trauma in a pregnant woman, mistaken for necrotizing fasciitis: report of a case and literature review.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_692F94A2FB21
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Pyoderma gangrenosum after minor trauma in a pregnant woman, mistaken for necrotizing fasciitis: report of a case and literature review.
Périodique
Surgical Infections
Auteur(s)
De Menezes D., Yusuf E., Borens O.
ISSN
1557-8674 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1096-2964
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Numéro
4
Pages
441-444
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Abstract Background: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcerative, non-infectious skin disorder. However, it can be mistaken as necrotizing fasciitis, a life-threatening infective condition. We describe here a case of pyoderma gangrenosum after minor trauma treated as necrotizing fasciitis.
METHODS: Case report and literature review.
CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old pregnant nurse had a pretibial wound after a fall on a rough surface. When erythema developed and no response to empirical antibiotic therapy was observed, multiple debridements were performed. Paradoxically, her condition became worse. The diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum was suspected. Treatment with corticosteroids was started and this was successful.
CONCLUSION: Pyoderma gangrenosum can mimic infectious necrotizing fasciitis. Differentiating these two conditions is important because mistreatment of pyoderma can lead to disfigurement.
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/09/2014 17:57
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20/08/2019 15:24
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