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How Common Is Sepsis With Ecthyma Gangrenosum
Very rare: I have never taken care of a patient with this despite working in an ICU for 7 years at a major referral center. There not even any case series published - just case reports, indicating that no one has been able to even accumulate enough cases at one institution to document more than a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely, why does the issue arise?Get a more detailed answer ›
Infection: Ecthyma gangrenosum is an infection that is related to pseudomonas aeroginosa, and sepsis related to this bacteria the best mechanism to treat this infection is with antibiotics. Interestingly enough, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also effective, since the high oxygen levels destroys the bacterial toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To a certain extent: Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin lesion that manifests during a severe pseudomonas infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Pseudomonas infections of this kind rarely happen in patients that are not severely immunocompromised, but can occur if a wound gets infected. Patients with diabetes do tend to get wound infections more readily, esp if they do not follow proper prevention and wound care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum. Open ulcer on back for 6 months.
4 different antibiotics. 3 differenct doctors. Culture now negative. worse!
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Pyoderma Gangrenosum is believed to be auto-immune in nature and typically resonds well to high dose steroid medication. Generally wounds appear on the legs or arms. Folks commonly other auto-immune diseases like Rhuematoid Arthritis. Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. Occasionally this may require hospitalization or management at a wound center. Definately see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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