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Penile Pyoderma Gangrenosum Treated With Topical Tacrolimus

Aoife Lally, MRCPI; Kevin Hollowood, FRCPath; Christopher B. Bunker, MD, FRCP; Richard Turner, FRCP
Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(9):1175-1176. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.9.1175.
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Figure 1.

Ill-defined granuloma formation seen centrally.

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Figure 2.

A, Extensive purulent destruction of glans (picture taken just prior to commencement of topical 0.1% tacrolimus); B, resolution of inflammation observed 2 weeks after commencement of topical 0.1% tacrolimus.

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