Indian Journal of Dermatology

: 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--27

Non-Septicemic Echthyma Gangrenosum

Radha Rani Mittal1, S. S Gill2, Chanchal Jain3, T Jot4 

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A 35 year male suffering from acid-peptic disease since last 15 years developed multiple, progressive necrotic gangrenous ulcers with pus discharge since one month. He also had cellulites and a big serpiginous necrotic ulcer of left ring finger resembling decubitus ulcer. Smears of pus from both types of ulcers revealed gram-negative bacilli. Culture of pus from both sites showed growth of pseudomonas aeruginosa. Blood culture was negative. Diagnosis of Echthyma gangrenosum (EG) was established histopathologically as gram-negative bacilli invaded the dermal vessels. Complete cure occurred after 3 months of treatment with different antibiotics; 80% of ulcers healed with cefadroxyl therapy.

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Mittal R, Gill S, Jain C, Jot T. Non-Septicemic Echthyma Gangrenosum.Indian J Dermatol 1997;42:26-27

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Mittal R, Gill S, Jain C, Jot T. Non-Septicemic Echthyma Gangrenosum. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 1997 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];42:26-27
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