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Deborah L. Simpson, Gregory G. Burton and Lydia E. Hambrook Canine pyoderma gangrenosum: a case series of two dogs Veterinary Dermatology 24

Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/vde.12065

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Background – Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare disease, which, to the best of the authors' knowledge, has been the subject of only one case report in the peer-reviewed veterinary literature. Hypothesis/Objectives – To describe the history, clinical signs, diagnostic findings and treatment outcome in two cases of canine PG. Conclusions and clinical importance – Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare disease distinguished by rapid progression of painful, necrolytic, cutaneous ulcers with irregular, violaceous undermined borders. Azathioprine with glucocorticoids may lead to a better outcome than ciclosporin and glucocorticoids (currently the first-line treatment in humans and the only reported treatment in dogs).

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