A bullous lesion in a neutropenic adolescent

Cara B. Doughty, Andrea T. Cruz, Sheldon Kaplan

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a cutaneous manifestation of bacteremia and has classically been associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis. The major risk factor for EG is neutropenia, and it is important to recognize that infectious lesions in neutropenic patients may lack the classic inflammatory features of infection in normal hosts. Ecthyma gangrenosum can be the herald of severe sepsis in neutropenic children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Neutropenia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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