Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with vitiligo? First reported case

C. Frigerio, G. L. Capella, G. Altomare, E. Frigerio, A. Frigerio

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We report the first case of the putative association pyoderma gangrenosum (superficial granulomatous form)-vitiligo. The patient was a 16- year-old Bengali girl, who was diagnosed and treated on conventional correspondence remote consultation. Successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum consisted of dexamethasone and clofazimine. Moreover, vitiligo lesions did not progress further. The common nature of immune disturbance shared by both conditions prompts us to suspect the association is not merely fortuitous, accordingly to the interpretation given to other anecdotal associations of autoimmune diseases with pyoderma gangrenosum. Such patients living in underdeveloped countries will benefit from routinary use of telemedicine remote consultation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Superficial granulomatous pyoderma
  • Telemedicine
  • Vitiligo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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