Pediatric Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Splenic and Pulmonary Involvement


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An 8-year-old boy presented with ulcers on the lip and limbs, scattered pustules, fever, and general malaise. Further investigation revealed splenic and pulmonary lesions. A diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum with splenic and pulmonary involvement was made. The authors have not found a previous report of pediatric pyoderma with splenic involvement in the literature.