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February 1977

Pseudomonas cepacia Endocarditis and Ecthyma Gangrenosum

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Mandell and Simberkoff), Pathology (Dr Feiner), and Dermatology (Dr Price), New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):199-202. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020071013

• A case of right-sided Pseudomonas cepacia endocarditis in a heroin addict is presented in which septic cutaneous vasculitis (ecthyma gangrenosum) is a prominent feature. Ecthyma gangrenosum, most commonly associated with sepsis due to P aeruginosa, has not been previously described with P cepacia septicemia.

(Arch Dermatol 113:199-202, 1977)