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Inflammatory Ulcers

Inflammatory Ulcers

Inflammatory Ulcers

Inflammatory ulcers refer specifically to those ulcerations in which inflammation is the primary pathologic process resulting in lesion formation; that is, when inflammation is the cause rather than the consequence of the ulcer.[1] This series on inflammatory ulcers is comprised of:

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum - Introduction and Assessment: Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare but serious primary ulcerating condition of the skin that falls into the category of neutrophilic dermatoses. This topic provides a framework for assessment of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum - Treatment: Currently, there is no definitive guideline or gold standard in management of pyoderma gangrenosum, as data from controlled clinical trials are scarce. This topic provides a current review on management of pyoderma gangrenosum, with a concise algorithm/pathway for use at the point-of-care

Cutaneous vasculitis

  • Cutaneous Vasculitis: This topic provides an updated, summarized review on assessment and management of cutaneous vasculitis.

Ulcerative lichen planusComing soon!

Ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica: Coming soon!

Ulcerative sarcoidosis: Coming soon!

Wegener’s granulomatosisComing soon!

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REFERENCES

  1. Hoffman MD. Inflammatory ulcers. Clinics in dermatology. 2007;volume 25(1):131-8.
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Subtopics

INTRODUCTIONBackgroundDefinition:Vasculitis of the skin (cutaneous vasculitis) includes several inflammatory disorders that compromise blood vessels and specifically the cutaneous vascular system (i.e. arterioles, capillaries, postcapillary venules), and lead to cutaneous changes. (Papi and Papi 2016) According to the 2012 revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides (CHCC2012), cutaneous vasculitis can present in 3

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare but serious primary ulcerating condition of the skin that falls into the category of neutrophilic dermatoses. This topic provides a framework for assessment of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare but serious primary ulcerating condition of the skin that falls into the category of neutrophilic dermatoses. Currently, there is no definitive guideline or gold standard in management of pyoderma gangrenosum, as data from controlled clinical trials are scarce. This topic provides an evidence-based, always current review on management of pyoderma gangrenosum, with a concise algorithm/pathway for use at the point-of-care