A case report of pyoderma gangrenosum in bartholin abscess: A rare misdiagnosis

Satpathy Rabi Narayan, Avishek Om Das, Swain Sujata, Peter Monalisa, Tripathy Tapan Kumar


Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative cutaneous condition due to dysregulation of immune system with a female predominance. A 20 yr old unmarried female presented with chief complaint of fever and a painful perineal
swelling with foul smelling discharge from it and was initially diagnosed as a Bartholin abscess for which drainage with marsupialisation done. But in a time of 3 days it turned into a necrotizing ulcer and was rediagnosed with help of
dermatologists as pyoderma gangrenosum which responded well to steroids by rapid healing.


Bartholin abscess, cutaneous ulcer, pyoderma gangrenosum

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