I would like to know what is Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
Is this life threatening in any way ?
Is it cancer ?
Can it reoccur after it has been cured ?
How does one handle side effects due to steady use of steroids ?
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a disease that causes tissue to become necrotic, causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs. When they occur, they can lead to chronic wounds.They are not life threatening and rarely cause death.It is not a cancer and its etiiopathogenesis is postulated to be due to immune system dysfunction.Yes recurrence even after treatment has been reported in some cases and its main treatment involves steroids(topical,injections,dressings), anti-inflammatory antibiotics and immunosuppressive drugs.
The dose of steroids is tapered gradually so as to cause minimum side effects .Also various measures are taken to counter the side effects like for eg users may increase their cardiovascular exercise level to help to counter the effects of changes in the left ventricle and using of various drugs to counteract the side effects of steroids.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.