Ecthyma gangrenosum mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised patient

Adrianna M. Hekiert, Michael B. Cohen, Kathleen T. Montone, James N. Palmer, Satish Govindaraj

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare necrotizing cutaneous infection usually caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We report a case of ecthyma gangrenosum presenting as a sinonasal eschar and mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised 39-year-old man with a hematologic malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first case of ecthyma gangrenosum affecting the sinonasal mucosa to be reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-267
Number of pages6
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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