Pyoderma gangrenosum in childhood
M L Khatri
PO Box - 13457, Al-Fateh University, Tripoli
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Khatri M L, Shafi M, Benghazil M, Machina A, Sassi E. Pyoderma gangrenosum in childhood. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:96-98
We have treated 4 cases of pyoderma gangrenosum in infancy and childhood in past 2 years. The ages at onset were 6 months, 8 months, 6 months and 11.5 years respectively. Initial lesions were papulopustular in 3 and nodular in 1 patients but later on all of them developed ulcerative lesions with erythematous, violaceous. Infiltrated or underminded edges. The lesions were numerous in 3 patients but few in 1 patient. The first patient had very high leucocyte’count. In the second patient skin lesions of PG followed measles vaccinations. We could not reveal any association in the other two patients. None of the patients responded to antibiotic therapy. Three patients were treated successfully with dapsone and one with a combination of dapsone and prednisolone. We conclude that pyoderma gangrenosum is not so rare in infancy and it is more likely to occur without associated systemic diseases.