Non-Pseudomonal Ecthyma Gangrenosum

  • Leyla Talan Ankara University
  • Arzu Okyar
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Keywords: Septic shock, ecthyma gangrenosum, critical illness

Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a cutaneous infection commonly associated with pseudomonal sepsis but may be associated with other infectious agents. We are presenting a woman who developed ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Echerichia coli with septic shock. Septic shock still confers a high mortality rate, especially when diagnosis and therapy is delayed. All foci of infection should be closely inspected. Skin and soft tissue lesions may also be the cause. For treatment success, source control is indispensible and surgical intervention should not be delayed if needed.

Author Biography

Leyla Talan, Ankara University
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Critical Care

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Published
2018-09-22