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Asymptomatic ulcerative colitis and pyoderma gangrenosum
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Nanda A, Kumar B, Radotra D B, Kochhar R, Kaur S. Asymptomatic ulcerative colitis and pyoderma gangrenosum. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:281-285
AbstractA Total of 11 patients of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG); 5 males and 6 females were observed over 8 years. The ages ranged between 35-72 years. Nine patients were associated with ulcerative colitis, one with chronic renal failure, and one was labelled idiopathic. Three of the 9 patients of PG, who had ulcerative colitis presented first with skin lesions and had clinically silent, but acute, ulcerative colitis, diagnosed only after colonoscopy and rectal biopsy. This highlights the need for investigation including colonoscopy and biopsy even in asymptomatic patients of PG. Most of the cases benefitted from medical treatment (Corticosteroids + Salazopyrin).