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Multiple ecthyma gangrenosum in a healthy infant with community-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20930597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a previously healthy 8-month-old infant girl with Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis who presented to a pediatric emergency department with multiple ecthyma gangrenosum. Skin manifestations are uncommon in Pseudomonas infection. Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare, distinct skin disorder associated with potentially fatal underlying Pseudomonas sepsis. Although typically occurring in immunocompromised or neutropenic patients, it can occasionally affect otherwise healthy children. This case demonstrates the critical importance of the pediatrician's identification of ecthyma gangrenosum to give directed antipseudomonal therapy.
Chang-Teng Wu; Jing-Long Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  750-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan county, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Acidosis / etiology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Community-Acquired Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Dopamine / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Ecthyma / etiology*,  microbiology
Fatal Outcome
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Pseudomonas Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology,  therapy
Shock, Septic / complications*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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