Pyoderma gangrenosum

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What is pyoderma gangrenosum?

Pyoderma Gangrenosum is an uncommon skin disease that causes deep ulcers and usually occurs on the legs. The cause is unclear however, it has been linked to patients that also have other autoimmune diseases.

Common symptoms reported by people with pyoderma gangrenosum

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with pyoderma gangrenosum

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Simponi SmartJect)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)

Data from patients with pyoderma gangrenosum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pyoderma gangrenosum

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
for pyoderma gangrenosum (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for pyoderma gangrenosum (1 evaluation)
Side effects
injection site bruising
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pyoderma gangrenosum (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pyoderma gangrenosum (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Simponi SmartJect)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pyoderma gangrenosum (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pyoderma gangrenosum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pyoderma gangrenosum on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 5
40s 16
50s 21
60s 9
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 38
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from pyoderma gangrenosum patients who have completed their condition history
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