Ecthyma gangrenosum without bacteremia in a 54-year-old woman with heart transplant

Almutasem Hamed, Angela G Niehaus, Olivia Bosshardt Hughes, Niyati Jakharia
Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society 2020, 22 (4): e13319
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous manifestation of severe systemic pseudomonas infection and is commonly associated with bacteremia. It is common in immunocompromised patients with underlying neutropenia or leukopenia. We report a patient with heart transplant who developed a single lesion of ecthyma gangrenosum in the absence of bacteremia with a review of reported cases in solid organ transplant patients.

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