[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
November 1959

KANSAS CITY-ST. LOUIS DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(5):617-619. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560230103030

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Pyoderma Gangrenosa Treated with Electroshock. Presented by John D. DeMott, M.D. and William H. Goodson Jr., M.D.

The patient, a 33-year-old white woman, was seen in neuropsychiatric consultation at Trinity Hospital on February 4, 1959. Patient presented history of ulcerative colitis of more than twelve years' duration, and recurrent ulcerations of both lower extremities, and other parts of the body, for over five years' duration. The patient had been hospitalized in March, 1956, with ruptured gangrenous appendix, and a resulting fecal fistula of the right lower quadrant. The patient was rehospitalized January 19, 1959, with a diagnosis of chronic ulcerative colitis, fecal fistula, and pyoderma gangrenosa. On admission, patient ran a septic temperature to 102.4, which became normal after about two days. She had a profuse drainage from the fecal fistula, both lower extremities, and presented pyoderma gangrenosa which was severe.

The laboratory findings were white

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×