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Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin manifestation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in immunocompromised individuals. Here we report a case of a 64-year-old diabetic female with Ecthyma gangrenosum lesions on both lower limbs, admitted for surgical debridement. Pus culture taken during surgery showed growth of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was started on appropriate antibiotics with reasonable glycemic control using parenteral insulin. The patient responded well to the above treatment and was discharged.


Diabetes Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) non-Pseudomonas

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Kiran Madhusudhan, & Madhusudhan. (2019). MRSA as a causative factor for ecthyma gangrenosum: a rare case report. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 2745-2747.