Imaging Findings of Ecthyma Gangrenosum, an Unusual Complication of Pseudomonas Sepsis

Jane S. Kim, MD
Department of Radiology, Montifiore Medical Center

Rosanna Ricafort, MD
Department of Hematology/Oncology, Montifiore Medical Center

Evan S. Garfein, MD
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montifiore Medical Center

Terry L. Levin, MD
Department of Radiology, Montifiore Medical Center


A child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and pseudomonas sepsis rapidly developed left foot pain and swelling. A diagnosis of ecthyma gangrenosum was made. The clinical and imaging features of this unusual entity are discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the MR imaging findings of ecthyma gangrenosum.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 7, Number 3.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


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