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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Neutrophilic dermatosis (Pyoderma, Sweet)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Abused drugs/substances (illicit-, street drugs - IV/inhaled)
Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine: Clinical, serologic, and histopathologic findings in a cohort of patients.
[Two cases of eruptive pyoderma gangrenosum associated with cocaine use].