Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Report

Amad Hania


Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare and unusual manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It deserves special mention whenever a case of PG is seen in any patient population, due to its rarity. It has an unusual association with SLE, with few documented cases. A case of a 53-year-old male patient, who had an unusual first presentation of SLE in 1995, with mainly hematological and renal manifestations of SLE and with a lack of any dermatological or musculoskeletal features until 2012 is presented here. The patient developed two ulcerating lesions on right leg and was diagnosed with PG following biopsy, which was successfully treated with corticosteroids and appropriate wound management.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(8):455-458


Pyoderma gangrenosum; Systemic lupus erythematosus; Neutrophilic dermatosis; Antiphospholipid syndrome

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