Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with astrocytoma treated with chemotherapy

Filip Vos, Tom Middelburg, Caroline Seynaeve, Maja de Jonge

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum, presenting as embolic lesions caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, has distinct pathognomonic features and a high mortality rate in patients with bacteremia, but when recognized early is easily treated. In this case report we describe this disseminated infection in an adult patient treated with chemotherapy for an astrocytoma.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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