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Juvenile gangrenous vasculitis of the scrotum: Is it a variant of pyoderma gangrenosum?
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PMID:  16843125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Juvenile gangrenous vasculitis of the scrotum was described by Piñol et al in 1974 as a unique variant of scrotal gangrene of unknown origin, occurring exclusively in young individuals. It was characterized by an acute onset of skin ulcers undergoing complete resolution after appropriate therapy, with no relapses. We present a typical case of this extremely rare disease affecting a 16-year-old boy in whom the scrotal ulcerations were preceded by an episode of pharyngitis with fever. The condition promptly regressed after administration of intramuscular betamethasone in combination with oral ciprofloxacin. According to Piñol et al, juvenile gangrenous vasculitis of the scrotum, although poorly known to dermatologists, should be regarded as a distinctive entity within the wide group of scrotal gangrenes. On the other hand, the hypothesis that this condition may well represent a variant of pyoderma gangrenosum is discussed.
Ruggero Caputo; Angelo V Marzano; Alessandra Di Benedetto; Stefano Ramoni; Stefano Cambiaghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-17     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Milan-Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Gangrene / classification,  diagnosis*
Pyoderma / classification,  diagnosis*
Scrotum / blood supply,  pathology*
Skin Ulcer / classification,  diagnosis
Vasculitis / classification,  diagnosis*

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