Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research

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

Pyoderma gangrenosum: Different perspective

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

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Shveta Chauhan
Pine Castle, Near Mist Chamber, Khalini, Shimla 171 002, Himachal Pradesh

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

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Chauhan S. Pyoderma gangrenosum: Different perspective. Muller J Med Sci Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 27 ];8:108-108
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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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1Bhobe MR, Someshwar S, Jerajani HR, Ami D. Childhood pyoderma gangrenosum. Muller J Med Sci Res 2017;8:55-7.
2Konopka CL, Padulla GA, Ortiz MP, Beck AK, Bittencourt MR, Dalcin DC. Pyoderma gangrenosum: A review article. J Vasc Bras 2013;12:25-33.
3Yuksel N, Ozdek S. Retinal vasculitis associated with pyoderma gangrenosum: A case report. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2012;2:239-41.