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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 39, No. 2, 2008, pp. 182-184
Bioline Code: rc08031
Full paper language: Spanish
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2008, pp. 182-184

 en Treatment of gangrenous pioderma with rifampicine
Moreno, Luis Hernando & Arrunátegui, Adriana


Pyoderma gangrenosum is an entity of unknown etiology, with diverse expressions, mainly on skin. Their differential diagnosis are difficult and broad, and do not have a clear therapy of choice. The response to therapy is variable, with failure in many opportunities. A case of a 40 year old woman with extensive and severe pyoderma gangrenosum having 5 years of evolution is discussed. Her therapy response to multiple medications had been poor but she showed a dramatic answer to rifampicine.

Pyoderma gangrenosum; Rifampicine; Therapy.

 es Pioderma gangrenoso tratado con rifampicina
Moreno, Luis Hernando & Arrunátegui, Adriana


El pioderma gangrenoso es una enfermedad de etiología desconocida, con variedad de manifestaciones clínicas especialmente cutáneas, de difícil diagnóstico y un amplio diferencial y en la cual no existe un tratamiento claro de elección. Su respuesta a la terapia es muy variable con fracaso en muchas oportunidades. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 40 años de edad con 5 años de evolución de pioderma gangrenoso extenso y severo, con mala respuesta terapéutica a múltiples medicaciones y que respondió en forma dramática a la terapia con rifampicina.

Pioderma; Gangrenoso; Rifampicina; Terapia.

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