A neglected pyoderma gangrenosum following COVID-19: A case report


  • Thamir Kubaisi Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Anbar; Ramadi, Anbar, Iraq


Pyoderma gangrenosum, dermatological manifestations, prednisolone, Azathioprine


COVID-19 infection is related to many skin problems. The pathogenesis is under search, but mainly involves inflammatory and vasculopathic injuries. Pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcerative sterile inflammatory reaction of the skin. The etiology is unknown in around 50% of the cases. This article reported a 47-years old soldier man with COVID-19 who developed big, very painful, indurated ulcers on his abdomen and another small one at back, treated as pyoderma gangrenosum and established very good improvement on prednisolone and azathioprine. In conclusion, patients of COVID-19 may be at increased risk for emerging pyoderma gangrenosum with significant overlap in disease pathogenesis. Medical doctors should suspect pyoderma gangrenosum in an individual with coronavirus infection who has non-healing ulcers.  


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Kubaisi T. A neglected pyoderma gangrenosum following COVID-19: A case report. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2023Mar.5 [cited 2024Jun.17];33(1):345-9. Available from: https://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2064



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