volume 49, issue 3, P315-320 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s0482-50042009000300013
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Abstract: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a necrotizing neutrophilic dermatosis, a condition with polymorphonuclear infiltrates, which is non-infective, non neoplastic and has no primary vasculitis. It may be idiopathic or associated with a systemic disorder. It is characterized by painful ulcers with undermined edge, of variable depth and size. The legs are most commonly affected but other parts of the skin and mucous membranes may also be involved. The course can be mild or malignant, chronic or relapsing, and has a rema…

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