A case of multiple, eruptive pyogenic granuloma developed on a region of the burned skin: Can erythromycin be a treatment option?


Ceyhan A. M. , Basak P. Y. , Akkaya V. B. , Yildirim M. , Kapucuoglu N.

JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH, vol.28, no.5, pp.754-757, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bcr.0b013e318148cb3f
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.754-757

Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common, acquired, benign angiomatous proliferation of the skin and mucous membranes that develops spontaneously or traumatically. PG usually occurs in children and young adults and predominantly located on neck, hands, and extremities. There are numerous theories about the pathogenesis of PG, but the etiology is not clear. Although the occurance of PG after trauma to the skin is very common, multiple lesions of PG secondary to burn are rare in the literature. In this report, we present a case of multiple, eruptive PG that developed on the burned skin of a 17-month-old boy. After oral erythromycin treatment for 8 weeks, the lesions clearly improved.