An Extraordinary Cause of the Sucking Difficulty: Ecthyma Gangrenosum

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CEYLAN N., Demir N., Kocaman S., Peker E., Tuncer O.

Case Reports in Medicine, vol.2016, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2016
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/8502150
  • Journal Name: Case Reports in Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2016 Nesrin Ceylan et al.Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous lesion often associated with pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia, even though it may develop without bacteremia and may originate from other bacterial and fungal organisms. Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia or sepsis, which mainly affects immunocompromised patients, frequently occurs in hospitals. This lesion typically occurs on the extremities and gluteal and perineal regions. In this report we present a case of ecthyma gangrenosum in a premature newborn occurring secondary to pseudomonas sepsis causing sucking dysfunction due to tissue loss in the lip, soft palate, and tongue.