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Winter 2000, Vol. 8 No. 4

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2000) 8, 161-168


Review Article

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

KN Hui

Abstract
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare cutaneous ulcerative disease of unknown pathogenesis. The histopathology is non-specific and the diagnosis is by the exclusion of other differentials. This is especially important as potent immunosuppressive treatments are commonly employed. At least half of the patients have associated systemic diseases. As there is a lack of randomized controlled trial for any of the treatments, treatment should be considered individually.