HSS Journal

, 7:279

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


    • Department of RadiologyMontefiore Medical Center
  • Rosanna Ricafort
    • Department of Hematology/OncologyMontefiore Medical Center
  • Evan S. Garfein
    • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMontefiore Medical Center
  • Terry L. Levin
    • Department of RadiologyMontefiore Medical Center
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-011-9216-1

Cite this article as:
Kim, J.S., Ricafort, R., Garfein, E.S. et al. HSS Jrnl (2011) 7: 279. doi:10.1007/s11420-011-9216-1


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.


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