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September 1974

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo

From the Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital, (Drs. Thomas and Crouch), and the Department of Surgery, University of Kansas Medical School (Dr. Guastello), Kansas City, Mo.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(3):445-446. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630090079021

In a case of pyoderma gangrenosum, the initial ulcer was treated by local wound care and hyperbaric oxygen. The recurrent ulcers were treated with hyperbaric oxygen only. Prompt healing occurred in both instances. To our knowledge, this is the first report of management of this entity by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.