Pyoderma Gangrenosum Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Pyoderma Gangrenosum treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Pyoderma Gangrenosum


Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

Steroid Medications and Cyclosporine

For most cases of pyoderma gangrenosum , steroid medications and cyclosporine are the first line of treatment. These medications are used to help suppress the body's immune system.

Steroid Creams or Injections

Topical steroid creams or injections of steroid into the lesion may help treat small ulcers.

Other Medications

Other medications have shown promise in treating pyoderma gangrenosum. These medications include:

  • Infliximab
  • Etanercept
  • Adalimumab
  • Colchicines
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Tacrolimus
  • Cyclophosphamide


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