Intended for healthcare professionals

A rapidly deteriorating rash in a child: an important differential diagnosis

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophillic disorder that rarely affects children less than 15 years old, who make up less than 4% of cases.1–4 In infants and children, the condition is associated with some of the same underlying disorders as in adults but with different frequencies. PG in childhood has several notable differences from adult manifestations of the condition, including the distribution of lesions and associated disorders.

Dermatology in practice 2018; 24(1): 24–26
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