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European Journal of Dermatology


Pyoderma gangrenosum of the lip involving the oral cavity: a case report and literature review Volume 27, issue 5, September-October 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University Medical School,
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, and
3 Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea

A 76-year-old male presented with sudden onset of a painful ulcerative lesion involving firstly the lower lip and secondly the oral cavity. The lesion initially started as a nut-sized round erythematous patch on the lower lip and rapidly progressed into a necrotic ulcer within three days (figure 1A). Thereafter, the ulcer gradually extended to the buccal gingiva, teeth, and tip of the tongue (figure 1B). There was no past history of burn or trauma on the area. Six years ago, he was diagnosed with [...]