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Nonpseudomonal Ecthyma Gangrenosum Associated With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a skin infection that is classically associated with Pseudomonasaeruginosa septicemia in immunocompromised patients. Other bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens also have been implicated in EG. Both bacteremic and nonbacteremic forms of EG have been described. We describe a case of EG associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcusaureus (MRSA) in a 35-year-old woman with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and review the literature.


 

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