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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 336-338

Ecthyma gangrenosum in a previously healthy patient

1 Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Ondokuz Mayis Universty, Samsun, Turkey
2 Department of Dermatology, Ondokuz Mayis Universty, Samsun, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ilkay Bozkurt
Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit - 55139, Samsun
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Source of Support: Nil, Conflict of Interest: None declared.

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.164479

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Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare skin infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is usually seen in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. We report one such case in a previously healthy 20-year old male. Ecthyma gangrenosum can occur in healthy patients without bacteremia.

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