Ecthyma gangrenosum

What is Ecthyma gangrenosum?

It is an ulcerative skin lesion of varying size caused by pseudomonas and gram negative bacteria. It has a necrotic centre with surrounding redness and swelling.

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Hi. I have Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Is this serious. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pseudomonas infection needs close attention

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Hi J.kipps,
Thanks for writing in.

I have read through your query in...

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I care for my father who is a diabetic amputee. He has had numerous medical problems the last year including a perirectal abscess, a fempop...

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query,

From the description of the lesions, your father seems to have infected ulcers in the groin.

The other possible...

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