Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with an aseptic splenic abscess in a patient with neurofibromatosis

Jamie L. Johnson, Daniel A. West, Anita N. Haggstrom

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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a painful, ulcerating neutrophilic dermatosis commonly associated with a variety of underlying systemic conditions. We report a child with neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1) and an aseptic splenic abscess who developed multifocal PG in areas of iatrogenic skin trauma. There is no clinical evidence or theoretical basis to suggest a causal relationship between NF-1 and PG. Systemic corticosteroid and cyclosporine therapy led to complete resolution of the lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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