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Pyoderma gangrenosum on the finger.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7962979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of pyoderma gangrenosum on the dorsal aspect of the right second and third fingers of a 50-year-old woman is reported. The patient had been wounded at the above-mentioned site by a cutter. This wound developed into a painful ulcer which enlarged rapidly. No bacterial infections were detected. Histologically, an inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes mixed with neutrophils and nucleodusts was seen throughout the entire dermis, but there was no evidence of vasculitis. Based on this data, the case was diagnosed as pyoderma gangrenosum. The patient responded to treatment with systemic corticosteroids. Pyoderma gangrenosum at this site of the fingers seems to be rare.
Authors:
Y Nihei; M Yamada; A Tsukimoto; M Kawashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-20     Completed Date:  1994-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Fingers / pathology
Hand Dermatoses* / pathology
Humans
Middle Aged
Pyoderma Gangrenosum* / pathology

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