Pyoderma Gangrenosum With Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Simsek O., Ulusan K., Orhan A., Kiris T., Kocael A., Kocael P.

WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol.27, no.5, pp.129-133, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-133
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease of unknown etiology. It Tan be seen On normal skin or secondary to traumas such as injections and biopsies. Half of reported cases are associated with systemic diseases such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, hematological disorders,, hepatic disease, and necrotizing vasculitis. These lesions often occur on the trunk and extremities. Abscess drainage, debridement, or necrosectomy are contraindicated in PG, and false management of these indications aggravates the lesion. A diagnosis of PG is based on medical history as well as physical and laboratory examination according to standard criteria. Presented here is a case of a male patient with a medical history of recurrent abscess of injection and Splenectomy due to splenic abscess. The patient presented with a subcutaneous abscess which transformed rapidly to an ulcer after abscess drainage, Consequently, the patient received the final diagnosis of PG with common variable immunodeficiency and was treated accordingly.