Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon, idiopathic, chronic ulcerative inflammatory skin disease characterized by a rapidly progressive necrosis of the wound edges, and mimics a postoperative infection. Few cases have been reported after cardiothoracic surgery. We present a case of a pyoderma gangrenosum occurring after coronary artery bypass graft.

Rare complication after cardiac surgery: a case report of pyoderma gangrenosum

PIFFARETTI, GABRIELE;FERRARESE, SANDRO;TOZZI, MATTEO;SALA, ANDREA ANTONIO
2009

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon, idiopathic, chronic ulcerative inflammatory skin disease characterized by a rapidly progressive necrosis of the wound edges, and mimics a postoperative infection. Few cases have been reported after cardiothoracic surgery. We present a case of a pyoderma gangrenosum occurring after coronary artery bypass graft.
Mariscalco, G; Piffaretti, Gabriele; Ferrarese, Sandro; Tozzi, Matteo; Cattaneo, P; Sala, ANDREA ANTONIO
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