Int J Womens Dermatol 2016 Sep 22;2(3):89-92. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
Departments of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and Dermatology, University of CT Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut.
Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a well-described skin manifestation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia in immunocompromised patients. However, it can be seen in association with other bacteria, viruses, and fungi. We report a case of a 54-year-old African American female with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma and recent chemotherapy and neutropenia who developed EG-like lesions due to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. Read More