Pyoderma gangrenosum in a renal transplant recipient: a case report.

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an ulcerative disease of the skin of unknown etiology. Its association with infection, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malignancy, and certain drugs suggests a hypersensitivity reaction. We herewith present a renal transplant recipient who developed PG. The patient presented with multiple necrotizing skin ulcers on both the upper and lower extremities associated with malaise, myalgia, arthralgia, weight loss and low-grade fever. To our knowledge, the association between PG and renal transplant has not been reported previously.
AuthorsAbdullah K Al-Hwiesh
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia (Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl) Vol. 17 Issue 4 Pg. 559-63 (Dec 2006) ISSN: 1319-2442 [Print] Saudi Arabia
PMID17186692 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones (therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation (adverse effects)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications (diagnosis)
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum (diagnosis, drug therapy)
  • Treatment Outcome

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