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Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Escherichia coli bacteremia: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20099619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a serious and well-recognized cutaneous condition. Development of EG is most commonly associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia. Other organisms, such as Escherichia coli, have been identified less often as the cause of EG. We describe a 50-year-old man previously diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) who developed an E coli-colonized EG lesion secondary to E coli bacteremia. This case represents the seventh of its kind in the literature and the first case in a patient with AML. In addition, a brief review of the etiopathology and management of EG is presented.
Jitendrakumar K Patel; Oliver A Perez; Martha H Viera; Monica Halem; Brian Berman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-26     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / complications*,  microbiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ecthyma / microbiology*
Escherichia coli*
Escherichia coli Infections / complications*
Gangrene / microbiology*
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications*
Middle Aged

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