Pseudomonas aeruginosa preseptal cellulitis and focal necrosis in a patient with severe immunocompromise

Edward A. Hulten, Anita A. Shah, Kyle N. Petersen, Christopher M. Gallagher, Peter H. Vangeertruyden, Mark G. Kortepeter

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a motile, aerobic, gram-negative rod that has become a leading infectious agent among patients who were hospitalized and immunocompromised. We report a case of preseptal periorbital cellulitis due to pseudomonas with focal skin necrosis (ecthyma gangrenosum) in a patient with severe immunocompromise. Ecthyma gangrenosum is known to be associated with sepsis and death but is rarely reported as a complication of preseptal cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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