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Image Number 494 (Pyoderma gangrenosum)

 
Morphology:
Abscess

Diagnosis: Pyoderma gangrenosum

Site: Hand,dorsum

Sex: M

Age: 52

Type: Clinical

Description: Pseudoblisters,abscesses and ulcers

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This form of Pyoderma gangrenosum is sometimes described as Bullous Sweet's syndrome.It is one of the neutrophilic dermatoses and arises quite rapidly.It may be associated with an underlying myeloproliferative disorder particularly leukaemia.It responds well to oral steroids in high doses.

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