HSS Journal ®

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 279–281 | Cite as

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

  • Jane S. KimEmail author
  • Rosanna Ricafort
  • Evan S. Garfein
  • Terry L. Levin
Case Report


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane S. Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosanna Ricafort
    • 2
  • Evan S. Garfein
    • 3
  • Terry L. Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hematology/OncologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA

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