A case of pyoderma gangrenosum treated with cyclosporine

K. T. Kim, W. S. Lee, E. H. Choi, S. K. Ahn

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Abstract

We present herein a case of pyoderma gangrenosum, which showed good response to cyclosporine therapy. The patient, a 47-year-old man, had suffered from a skin defect on the left anterior chest 2 months before the rapidly spreading pustules and ulcer with an inflamed, irregular undermined border appeared together with a hemorrhagic base which developed on his left anterior chest and upper abdomen. Cyclosporine was given orally in a dose of 150 mg three times daily for 2 weeks, and tapering to 100 mg three times daily for the next 3 weeks. Clinical improvement was observed after 14 day's treatment and all the skin lesions were replaced by granulation tissue with epithelialization after 35 day's treatment. After the 5-week period of treatment, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine rose to 29 and 1.8 mg/dl. Cyclosporine was stopped and then the patient was given prednisolone (10 mg/day) in addition to dapsone( 50 mg/day) for 1 month. Recurrence has not been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1128
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1

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  • Dermatology

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    Kim, K. T., Lee, W. S., Choi, E. H., & Ahn, S. K. (1995). A case of pyoderma gangrenosum treated with cyclosporine. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 33(6), 1124-1128.