Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--124

Pyoderma gangrenosum and anticardiolipin antibody


Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Fernando Batigalia, Domingo Marcolino Braile 
 Department of Cardiology and Vascular Surgery, Sao Jose do Rio Preto University School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
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Brazil

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulceronecrotic inflammatory cutaneous disorder and is frequently associated with systemic diseases. The authors report a 22-year-old male patient with pyoderma gangrenosum, thrombosis of both popliteal arteries, ischemic stroke and seropositivity for anticardiolipin antibody. Despite intravenous treatment with antibiotics, corticosteroid and heparin, pyoderma gangrenosum caused necrosis of his right lower limb which resulted in amputation. It was concluded that the anticardiolipin antibody may have contributed to the gravity of this case.


How to cite this article:
de Godoy JP, Batigalia F, Braile DM. Pyoderma gangrenosum and anticardiolipin antibody.Indian J Dermatol 2006;51:123-124


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de Godoy JP, Batigalia F, Braile DM. Pyoderma gangrenosum and anticardiolipin antibody. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];51:123-124
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