Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: J Mark Jackson, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, these agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone

Prednisone is considered the drug of choice. It may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear leukocyte activity. Methylprednisolone IV may be used in some patients.


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