Abstract

We report the case of a 57-year old female patient with refractory to treatment pyoderma gangrenosum associated with clinically inactive Crohn’s disease. Pyoderma gangrenosum was successfully treated with Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody that inhibits tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-). Our case report suggests that Infliximab, a therapeutic agent for refractory and fistulizing Crohn’s disease, may also be safe and effective in the treatment of Crohn’s disease associated pyoderma gangrenosum, even though the inflammatory bowel disease is clinically inactive and repeated infusions may be required for successful treatment.


 

Keywords

Crohn’s disease, pyoderma gangrenosum, Infliximab