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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Dermatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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