A rare case of ecthyma gangrenosum associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

Patompong Ungprasert, Nitipong Permpalung, Pongsathorn Kue-A-Pai, Nischala Ammannagari, Daych Chongnarungsin

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a well-recognized dermatological condition caused by gram-negative bacillary infection, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Association with gram-positive cocci is very rarely reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, we describe the third case of EG caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a patient with AIDS who presented with multiple typical necrotic lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Necrotizing vasculitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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