Pyoderma gangrenosum care at Mayo Clinic

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare condition that can have widespread effects on your body. Proper diagnosis and treatment are key to recovery. Your Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your needs and takes into consideration possible side effects of each treatment option. Your care team will follow up with you to monitor your response to treatment.

  • Accurate diagnosis. Similar-appearing ulcers can be caused by many diseases. Mayo Clinic doctors in several medical specialties work as a team to arrive at an accurate diagnosis so that you and your doctor can develop an individualized treatment plan.
  • Team approach. You may need treatment for other conditions related to pyoderma gangrenosum, such as chronic pain or depression. Your Mayo Clinic dermatologists can work with other Mayo Clinic specialists and your primary care doctor to ensure you get the care you need.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo has a long experience in diagnosing and treating this rare disease. Pyoderma gangrenosum was first identified by Mayo doctors more than 80 years ago. More recently, Mayo clinicians researched the extent to which pyoderma gangrenosum is misdiagnosed and the types of treatment that work best for the condition.

Nov. 08, 2022


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