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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 4, n° 2
pages 152-159 (février 1981)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(81)70018-5
Clinical and laboratory studies

Pyoderma gangrenosum treated with clofazimine : Report of three cases

Elizabeth C. Kark, M.D. , 1, Bryan R. Davis, M.D. 1, Jerome R. Pomeranz, M.D. 1
Cleveland, OH, USA 

*Reprint requests to: Dr. Elizabeth C. Kark, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 12301 Snow Road, Parma OH 44130/216-362-2301.

Three cases of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) responsive to clofazimine are reported. The ulcers were recalcitrant to other forms of therapy, and the patients were incapacitated. Healing began within 2 or 3 weeks. To our knowledge, these are the first reported cases of PG responsive to clofazimine in the United States.

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1  From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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