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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262--263

Ecthyma gangrenosum: A rare cutaneous manifestation caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa without bacteraemia in a leukaemic patient- A case report

TN Singh, KM Devi, KS Devi 
 Department of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences(RIMS), Imphal-795 004, Manipur, India

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T N Singh
Department of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences(RIMS), Imphal-795 004, Manipur
India

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare and invasive cutaneous infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the majority of cases, typically affecting immunocompromised patients, particularly those with neutropenia. We report a rare case of ecthyma gangrenosum in the absence of bacteraemia presenting as a solitary necrotic ulcer in a female patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A culture from the ecthyma lesion revealed the presence of Pesudomonas aeruginosa , but the results of repeated blood cultures were negative. The patient responded well to amikacin to which the isolate was susceptible in vitro . Considering high rate of mortality, early diagnosis and prompt effective treatment is mandatory.

How to cite this article:
Singh T N, Devi K M, Devi K S. Ecthyma gangrenosum: A rare cutaneous manifestation caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa without bacteraemia in a leukaemic patient- A case report.Indian J Med Microbiol 2005;23:262-263

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Singh T N, Devi K M, Devi K S. Ecthyma gangrenosum: A rare cutaneous manifestation caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa without bacteraemia in a leukaemic patient- A case report. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2020 Oct 29 ];23:262-263
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