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Ecthyma gangrenosum of a single limb

George M. Varghese, Pushpa Eapen, Susanne Abraham

Keywords : Ecthyma gangrenosum, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, single limb

Citation Information : Varghese GM, Eapen P, Abraham S. Ecthyma gangrenosum of a single limb. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (3):188-189.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.84898

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin manifestation of systemic sepsis commonly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with neutropenia or underlying immune deficiency. Although the usual outcome is poor, early recognition and appropriate systemic antibiotic treatment can lead to successful outcome. We report a case of a previously healthy lady with no apparent immune deficiency or neutropenia who had ecthyma gangrenosum of left lower limb in which the arterial line was placed.

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