Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 559--563

Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report


Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh 
 Consultant Internist/Nephrologist, Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh
Consultant Internist/Nephrologist, Department of Internal Medicine, P.O. Box 40246, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an ulcerative disease of the skin of unknown etiology. Its association with infection, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malignancy, and certain drugs suggests a hypersensitivity reaction. We herewith present a renal transplant recipient who developed PG. The patient presented with multiple necrotizing skin ulcers on both the upper and lower extremities associated with malaise, myalgia, arthralgia, weight loss and low-grade fever. To our knowledge, the association between PG and renal transplant has not been reported previously.


How to cite this article:
Al-Hwiesh AK. Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2006;17:559-563


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Al-Hwiesh AK. Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];17:559-563
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