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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 188-189
Bioline Code: cm11048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 188-189

 en Ecthyma gangrenosum of a single limb
Varghese, George M.; Eapen, Pushpa & Abraham, Susanne

Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin manifestation of systemic sepsis commonly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources 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.

Keywords
Ecthyma gangrenosum, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, single limb

 
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