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Chest Infections: Chest Infections II |

An Unusual Cause of Cavitary Lesions in the Lung: Pulmonary Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Jennifer Fung, MD; Sidney Braman, MD
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Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A118. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.123
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SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis that can be associated with irritable bowel disease, arthritis, monoclonal gammopathy, malignancy and myelodysplastic disease. Extracutaneous manifestations are rare and can present in the lung as nodules and cavitary lesions, or as pleural effusions. The main differential diagnoses of cavitary lung disease to consider are granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegener’s), lung cancer, and lung abscess.

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