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Pyoderma gangrenosum: an overview

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a noninfectious, auto-inflammatory cutaneous disorder which is considered a prototypical neutrophilic dermatosis. Neutrophilic dermatoses are a group of diseases characterised by the accumulation of neutrophils in the skin and in some cases in internal organs.1 Pyoderma gangrenosum is rare with an estimated incidence of 3-10 cases per million people per year.2 The average age of onset is 40 – 60 years with a female predilection.3,4

Dermatology in practice 2021; 27(3): 60–63
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