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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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