Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62--64

Ecthyma gangrenosum as the presenting clinical feature of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome


Aniruddha Ghosh1, Rashmita Das1, Partha Pratim Halder1, Sandipan Dhar2 
1 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Aniruddha Ghosh
11, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
India

Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a severe invasive cutaneous infection caused classically by Pseudomonas aeruginosa typically affecting immunocompromised patients especially those with neutropenia. We report the case of a 2-year-old boy with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome presenting with solitary EG on the forehead. Blood culture, as well as culture from the lesion both, showed growth of P. aeruginosa. Pseudomonal sepsis responded well to piperacillin-tazobactam and amikacin therapy. Prompt diagnosis of the lesion is crucial as failure to start timely appropriate therapy may lead to fatal outcome.


How to cite this article:
Ghosh A, Das R, Halder PP, Dhar S. Ecthyma gangrenosum as the presenting clinical feature of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2018;19:62-64


How to cite this URL:
Ghosh A, Das R, Halder PP, Dhar S. Ecthyma gangrenosum as the presenting clinical feature of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];19:62-64
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