Improvement of ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Authors


Elias E. Mazokopakis, MD, PhD, Iroon Polytechniu 38A, Chania 73 132, Crete, Greece or email: emazokopakis@yahoo.gr.

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare noninfectious destructive neutrophilic dermatosis of unknown origin affecting the skin and occasionally the subcutaneous fat. In this report, we present the results of intensive hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in a 62-year-old Greek woman who had been diagnosed with ulcerative PG two years ago, but had been resistant to other therapies.

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