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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318248f10e
Case Reports

Ecthyma Gangrenosum Due to Streptococcus pyogenes Infection in a Previously Healthy Child

Bayhan, Gulsum Iclal MD*; Tanr, Gonul; Oz, Fatma Nur MD*; Ertan, Ulker MD

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Abstract: Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a rare cutaneous infection that typically develops in patients with chronic diseases and immunodeficiencies; however, it has been reported rarely in previously healthy children. Although Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common pathogen responsible for EG, it was also described in cases of infections by group A streptococcus, Aeromonas hydrophila, Staphylococcus aureus, Citrobacter freundii, and Escherichia coli. We report EG lesions caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a previously healthy child.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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