Ecthyma gangrenosum secondary to staphylococcus aureus in an infant with transient neutropenia

Patricia M. Pechter, Robb Marchione, Clara Milikowski, Brian Berman

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum is classically a cutaneous manifestation of a pseudomonal septicemia that presents in a patient with an immunodeficiency or hematologic malignancy. We describe a previously healthy 8-month-old girl who developed transient neutropenia and characteristic ecthyma gangrenosum lesions secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This unique presentation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ecthyma gangrenosum emphasizes the importance of broad empiric coverage and early culturing for microorganism and susceptibilities in any patient presenting with ecthyma gangrenosum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

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Ecthyma
Neutropenia
Staphylococcus aureus
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Skin Manifestations
Hematologic Neoplasms
Sepsis

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  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ecthyma gangrenosum secondary to staphylococcus aureus in an infant with transient neutropenia. / Pechter, Patricia M.; Marchione, Robb; Milikowski, Clara; Berman, Brian.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.05.2012, p. 320-323.

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Pechter, Patricia M. ; Marchione, Robb ; Milikowski, Clara ; Berman, Brian. / Ecthyma gangrenosum secondary to staphylococcus aureus in an infant with transient neutropenia. In: Pediatric Dermatology. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 320-323.
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