MRSA as a causative factor for ecthyma gangrenosum: a rare case report

  • Kiran Madhusudhan Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Madhusudhan Department of Plastic Surgery, BRS Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


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.

Keywords: 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.
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