Pseudomonas aeruginosa is usually isolated from chronic skin ulcers such as bed sores, but it can rarely cause cellulitis and, more rarely, facial cellulitis.1-4 While P aeruginosa has low to moderate virulence in healthy patients, in immunocompromised subjects, such as those with neutropenia, it acts as an opportunistic pathogen with severe and life-threatening complications. We report the case of a previously healthy woman who was seen with an ecthyma gangrenosum and severe facial cellulitis following carbimazole-induced agranulocytosis.
del Giudice P, Cua E, Bernard E, et al. Pseudomonas aeruginosaEcthyma Gangrenosum and Facial Cellulitis Complicating Carbimazole-Induced Agranulocytosis. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(12):1650–1666. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.12.1663
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: