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Peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) is a variant of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG). It results from a pathergy response to trauma from effluent from the ostomy or secondary to trauma caused by removal of the ostomy appliance adhesive in contact with the skin. Currently, no evidence-based guidelines for the management of PPG exist. This case study reports a dramatic response to crushed corticosteroid tablets in a patient who proved refractory to first- and second-line treatments of her PPG and several surgeries. Ms T. was a 39-year-old woman with Crohn's disease who underwent several ileostomies, developed PPG, and failed treatment with adalimumab. Her PPG was successfully treated topically with crushed prednisone tablets. We found that crushed corticosteroid tablets were an effective treatment of PPG, due to the ability to reduce pain and allow adhesion of the ostomy appliance. Copyright © 2021 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.


Martina Burlando, Andrea Paravisi, Giorgia Bodini, Emanuele Cozzani, Aurora Parodi. Crushed Corticosteroid Tablets in Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A Case Report. Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. 2021 Sep-Oct 01;48(5):460-462

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