Case Report

HSS Journal

, 7:279

First online:

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

  • Jane S. KimAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center Email author 
  • , Rosanna RicafortAffiliated withDepartment of Hematology/Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center
  • , Evan S. GarfeinAffiliated withDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
  • , Terry L. LevinAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center

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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.


ecthyma gangrenosum pseudomonas pediatric MRI