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Pyoderma gangrenosum occurring in a lower limb fasciocutaneous flap--a lesson to learn.

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Pyoderma gangrenosum is a destructive cutaneous disease characterised by progressive painful ulceration. The occurrence of pyoderma gangrenosum at a surgical site is rare (especially if there is no predisposing illness), but is well recognised. We present a case of a 63-year-old man who developed erythematous ulcerative lesions due to pyoderma gangrenosum in and around a lower limb fasciocutaneous flap used to cover an exposed total knee prosthesis. The lesions were initially confused with po...

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10.1054/bjps.2000.3351

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of plastic surgery
Volume:
53
Issue:
5
Pages:
437-440
Publication date:
2000-07-05
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ISSN:
0007-1226
URN:
uuid:70c32b08-f8f3-4aae-a40e-2ff58806c0de
Source identifiers:
227468
Local pid:
pubs:227468

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