SGB1 - Session 1: Wounds in dermatologic context
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic disorder, that can occur both by internal and external triggers and some forms are also genetic. It is typical associated with inflammatory bowel disease, hematologic malignancies and rheumatoid arthritis. The first-step treatment treatment is either high-dose prednisolone or cyclosporine but more and more often also biologics, such as TNF-α inhibitors, are used. According to a recent review, only 50 % of the cases show remission within 6 months and that is why surgical procedures have been presented as a valuable treatment option once the inflammatory reaction has reduced. This presentation gives an overview of the multimodal treatments of PG, that include systemic medication, local treatment, pain alleviation, treatment of comorbidities and surgical procedures.
Nowadays, social networks allow sharing medical information among professionals and also with patients. The various existing platforms help professionals to keep up to date with the latest developments in the world of wounds and are also a source of educational material. The interest of the discussion forums that arise from the shared publications can equal or surpass the discussions in classes, courses or congresses. It is important to know the formats of the different social networks to choose in which and in which way we want to share our knowledge and continue training.