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Pyoderma Gangrenosum


Synonyms of Pyoderma Gangrenosum
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an inflammatory skin disorder that is characterized by small, red bumps or blisters (papules or nodules) that eventually erode to form swollen open sores (ulcerations). The size and depth of the ulcerations vary greatly, and they are often extremely painful. In approximately 50 percent of cases, PG occurs secondary to another disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease. The exact cause of PG is unknown (idiopathic). Some researchers believe it may be an autoimmune disorder.

Organizations related to Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
    22100 Gratiot Avenue
    Eastpointe MI 48021
    Phone #: 586-776-3900
    800 #: 800-598-4668
    e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
    Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
  • AutoImmunity Community
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    Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
    Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
    386 Park Avenue South
    New York NY 10016-9804
    Phone #: 212-685-3440
    800 #: 800-932-2423
    e-mail: info@ccfa.org
    Home page: http://www.ccfa.org
  • Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
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    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erythema_nodosum_Group/
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



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