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Case Reports
Pyoderma Gangrenosumina Patient With Essential Thrombocythemia


Kim W. King* and Alexander Murray†

Abstract

Background: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon ulcerative condition associated with inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and hematologic disease. We report a patient with essential thrombocythemia and pyoderma gangrenosum.
Objective: This article is a review of the associations between pyoderma gangrenosum and other diseases.
Results: There have been two previous reports of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum and essential thrombocythemia.
Conclusion: There may be a possible association between pyoderma gangrenosum and essential thrombocythemia. The diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum should be considered in patients with essential thrombocythemia and cutaneous ulcers.

Sommaire

Antécédents: Le pyoderma gangrenosum est une manifestation ulcérative rare associée aux maladies inflammatoires de líintestin, à l í a rthrite et à des affections hématologiques. Líarticle ci-dessous présente un cas de thrombocythémie essentielle associée au pyoderm a gangrenosum.
Objectif: étudier les associations entre le pyoderma gangrenosum et díautres affections.
Résultats: Documentation de deux cas de pyoderma gangrenosum et de thrombocythémie essentielle concomitantes.
Conclusion: Il pourrait y avoir un lien entre le pyoderma gangrenosum et la thrombocythémie essentielle. Il faut donc envisager un diagnostic de pyoderma gangrenosum chez les patients présentant une thrombocythémie essentielle et des ulcères cutanés.


Received 6/21/99. Accepted for publication 7/7/99.

*Department of Internal Medicine, † Division of Dermatology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Reprint requests: Alexander Murray, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology, Room 4198, Dickson Building, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6A3

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