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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 297-299

Pyoderma gangrenosum in a renal transplant recipient: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Nephrology, Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
P K Jha
Department of Nephrology, Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon 122 001, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.156900

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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by multiple cutaneous ulcers with mucopurulent or hemorrhagic exudate. This sterile neutrophilic dermatosis is known to occur in association with malignancy, infection, autoimmune disorders and drugs. Occurrence of PG in a renal transplant recipient, who is already on immunosuppressants, is rare. We hereby report a renal transplant recipient who developed PG 1-month after transplant and responded well to treatment with escalated dose of oral steroid.






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