International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Scleroderma and pyoderma gangrenosum

Mansoor Karimifar
  • Mansoor Karimifar
  • Department of Rheumatology, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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Mansour Salesi
  • Mansour Salesi
  • Department of Rheumatology, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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  •  Accepted: 27 September 2010
  •  Published: 30 October 2010

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an ulcerative disease of the skin with unknown origin. It may be associated with an underlying systemic disease like inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoproliferative disorders, sweet's syndrome and Behcet's disease. This case depicts a rare site of pyoderma gangronosum on scrotum. A 61-year-old man with scleroderma and pyoderma gangronosum on scrotum from two years ago. He had Skin thickening and hardening, hypertension, Raynaud's phenomenon, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis and multiple scrotal skin lesions.

Key words: Systemic sclerosis, pyoderma gangronosum.