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A well-recognized cutaneous infection most commonly associated with a Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia. EG usually occurs in patients who are critically ill and immunocompromised. The characteristic lesions of EG are hemorrhagic pustules or infracted-appearing areas with surrounding erythema that evolve into necrotic ulcers surrounded by erythema. These were first described in association with Pseudomonas septicemia by Barker in 1897 and were later given the name “ecthyma gangrenosum” by Hitschmann and Kreibich.

glossary/ecthyma_gangrenosum.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)