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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108

Pyoderma gangrenosum: Different perspective


Bachelor of Dental Surgery-Dental and General Practitioner, Pine Castle, Khalini, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication7-Aug-2017

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Shveta Chauhan
Pine Castle, Near Mist Chamber, Khalini, Shimla 171 002, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjmsr.mjmsr_7_17

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Chauhan S. Pyoderma gangrenosum: Different perspective. Muller J Med Sci Res 2017;8:108

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Chauhan S. Pyoderma gangrenosum: Different perspective. Muller J Med Sci Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 17];8:108. Available from: http://www.mjmsr.net/text.asp?2017/8/2/108/212418

Dear Editor,

We read with great interest the excellent article by Bhobe et al.[1] We applaud the authors on diagnosing and managing the rare entity but would like to make important additions.

Oral and ocular examinations should have been carried out in this case as the involvement of these sites is known in cases of pyoderma gangrenosum. The respected authors have stated that pyoderma gangrenosa was “First described in 1930 by Brunsting et al.,” but according to a study, this disease was first described in 1916 by Brocq and was later further elaborated by Brusting in 1930. Oral involvement in the form of aphthae may extend from oral mucosa to pharynx.[2] Second, ocular involvement in the form of nodular scleritis, orbital inflammation, eyelid involvements, and peripheral ulcerative keratitis is known.[3]

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Bhobe MR, Someshwar S, Jerajani HR, Ami D. Childhood pyoderma gangrenosum. Muller J Med Sci Res 2017;8:55-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Konopka CL, Padulla GA, Ortiz MP, Beck AK, Bittencourt MR, Dalcin DC. Pyoderma gangrenosum: A review article. J Vasc Bras 2013;12:25-33.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Yuksel N, Ozdek S. Retinal vasculitis associated with pyoderma gangrenosum: A case report. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2012;2:239-41.  Back to cited text no. 3
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