Bilateral periorbital ecthyma gangrenosum

Faris R Ghosheh, Sajeev S Kathuria
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2006, 22 (6): 492-3
We describe a case of bilateral periorbital ecthyma gangrenosum in a diabetic patient with renal failure. Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous manifestation of Pseudomonas sepsis. We briefly review the pathogenesis of ecthyma gangrenosum and discuss previous reports of periocular involvement. In our patient, conservative measures and supportive care of the periorbital tissue resulted in a good outcome.

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