Pyoderma Gangrenosum

At Jovive Wound Care, our board-certified team specializes in advanced healthcare for chronic wounds like Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Prioritizing optimal healing, minimal scarring, and lasting results, we offer advanced techniques, improved closure rates, and enhanced comfort. As a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice, our clinics in Loma Linda, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA, are committed to your well-being. Choose Jovive Wound Care for specialized care tailored to your needs.

What is Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Typically found on the legs, this type of ulcer is relatively rare, and its exact cause remains unknown. It tends to occur more frequently in individuals with immune disorders or underlying conditions like inflammatory bowel disease or arthritis. These ulcers occur rapidly but exhibit a positive response to treatment. 

What to look for

This kind of ulcer often begins as a small red bump, resembling a spider bite. Quickly, it can evolve into a large and painful sore, typically appearing on the legs but potentially developing anywhere on the body. It may also occur near surgical sites, and multiple sores can merge into a larger ulcer.

If you’re concerned about an open wound, it’s essential to reach out to Jovive Wound Care promptly for assistance. Seeking care early ensures a faster start to the healing process. 

 

Identifying Risk Factors:

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More common for people 20 to 50 years of age

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Haveing Inflammatory bowel disease

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Arthritis, especially rheumatoid, elevates risk

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Haveing a Blood discorder, like leukemia increases risk

As always, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department for serious or life-threatening injuries.