PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM TREATED WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

VIVIAN WASSERTEIL, SUZANNE BRUCE, Sandra Lee Sessoms, KALPALATHA K. GUNTUPALLI

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Abstract

The management of pyoderma gangrenosum often requires systemic drug therapy, such as corticosteroids, sulfones, or immunosuppressants, either alone or in combination. Inconsistent response to therapy is a source of frustration to both patient and physician. Several reports in the literature document the successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In our patient, a woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes mellitus, hyperbaric oxygen therapy not only promoted healing of pyoderma gangrenosum but permitted reduction of systemic corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-596
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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