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Burkholderia cepacia as a cause of ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17962903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is considered to be a pathognomonic sign of Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia and is predominantly seen in immunosuppressed patients. Although P. aeruginosa is the most recognized pathogen of EG, numerous other organisms have been reported to cause clinically identical lesions. We report a case of an EG-like eruption caused by Burkholderia cepacia, in an intensive care unit patient with multiple myeloma.
G Aygencel; M Dizbay; G Sahin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-19     Completed Date:  2008-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Internal Medicine, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteremia / complications*,  microbiology
Burkholderia Infections / complications*,  microbiology
Burkholderia cepacia / isolation & purification*
Ecthyma / microbiology*,  pathology
Hand / pathology
Skin / microbiology,  pathology*

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