The Validity of the Diagnostic Code for Pyoderma Gangrenosum in an Electronic Database Journal Article


Authors: Lockwood, S. J.; Li, D. G.; Butler, D.; Tsiaras, W.; Joyce, C; Mostaghimi, A
Article Title: The Validity of the Diagnostic Code for Pyoderma Gangrenosum in an Electronic Database
Abstract: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare inflammatory and ulcerative neutrophilic dermatosis with an estimated incidence of 3-10 cases per million people annually.(1) Given that our understanding of PG is limited by disease rarity and considerable misdiagnosis rates (~30-50%),(2) establishing a method to identify cases in large databases would facilitate population-based research. This approach has been used in other dermatologic diseases,(3-6) where case identification is performed by diagnosis-related queries based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Clinical and Experimental Research
Journal Title: The British journal of dermatology
ISSN: 1365-2133; 0007-0963
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: England
Date Published: 2018
Language: eng
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Notes: LR: 20180216; CI: This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.; JID: 0004041; 2018/02/17 06:00 [entrez]; 2018/02/17 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/02/17 06:00 [medline]; aheadofprint
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  1. Cara Joyce
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