Pyoderma Gangrenosum-like Lesions in Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency I Treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin
A 31-year-old Caucasian male with leukocyte adhesion deficiency I and a 20-year history of recurrent, painful cutaneous ulcerations on the extremities presented with fatigue and worsening pain in both legs. He had experienced minimal improvement in his leg ulcers from treatment with systemic steroids, numerous courses of systemic antibiotics, and brief trials of infliximab and mycophenolate mofetil. He was treated with monthly intravenous immunoglobulin infusions. Upon completion of six courses of intravenous immunoglobulin his ulcerations had nearly healed for the first time in a decade.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 2: Department of Dermatology, Dermatology Consult Service, Columbia University, New York, New York
Publication date: March 1, 2011