June 1983

Pyoderma Gangrenosum Associated With Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Author Affiliations

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Dr Maturi), the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (Dr Fine), and the Liver Disease Section of the National Institute of Arthritis (Drs Minuk and Hoofnagle), Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (Dr Schaffer), Bethesda, Md.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(6):1261-1263. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350060193034

• Pyoderma gangrenosum, a frequent marker of systemic disease, is reported in a 44-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis, a hepatic disease associated with several autoimmune conditions. The awareness of this possible association may enhance the likelihood of early diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1261-1263)