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oral pyoderma gangrenosum

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a distinctive ulcerative skin disorder of unknown etiology, associated with an underlying systemic disease in up to 70% of cases.

The condition is characterized by the appearance of one or more necrotic ulcers with a ragged undermined violaceous border and surrounding erythema. Lesions are often initiated by minor trauma.

The condition can affect any anatomical site, however the head and neck are rarely involved.

Although the oral cavity is subject to recurrent minor trauma through everyday activities such as mastication and oral hygiene, as well as during dental treatment, oral lesions appear to be extremely rare.


- Oral pyoderma gangrenosum

See also

- oral anomalies

- pyoderma gangrenosum