Ecthyma gangrenosum and ecthyma-like lesions: review article

@article{Vaiman2014EcthymaGA,
  title={Ecthyma gangrenosum and ecthyma-like lesions: review article},
  author={Marcelo Vaiman and Tsipora Lazarovitch and L. Heller and Gad Lotan},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={633-639}
}
The generally accepted definition of ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) states that this condition is pathognomonic of Pseudomonas septicemia (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and that it should usually be seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with underlying malignant disease. The cases described in the literature present a somewhat different picture. Our… CONTINUE READING

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