A Case of Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Lung Involvement Misdiagnosed as Necrotizing Fasciitis Nekrotizan Fasiit ile Karışan Akciğer Tutulumlu Pyoderma Gangrenosum Olgusu

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Atalay E., ÇINAR G., YÖRÜK F.

Klimik Dergisi, vol.37, no.1, pp.71-73, 2024 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.36519/kd.2024.4564
  • Journal Name: Klimik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-73
  • Keywords: necrotizing fasciitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, surgical wound, surgical-site infection
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rapidly progressing rare systemic disease that is characterized by idiopathic chronic skin changes and can be seen with systemic diseases. In rapidly progressive lesions following surgery, it is vital to differen-tiate pyoderma gangrenosum from necrotizing soft tissue infections in which the primary treatment is debridement. In this report, we present a case of pyoderma gangrenosum with pulmonary involvement whose medical condition worsened after serial debridements were performed because of a misdiagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis.