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Disseminated fusariosis presenting as ecthyma gangrenosum
  1. Naser Shareef1,
  2. Misbahuddin Syed2
  1. 1Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus, Bradenton, Florida, USA
  2. 2Internal and Hospital Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Misbahuddin Syed, Internal and Hospital Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida FL 33612, USA; Misbahuddin.Syed{at}moffitt.org

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Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a skin manifestation that initially appears as macular, erythematous lesions that becomes haemorrhagic and transforms into tender erythematous areas with necrotic centres.1 EG lesions often present on the extremities. EG is typically associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.2 However, these lesions can be seen with various Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and fungi such as Fusarium species.3 Infectious organisms enter via direct inoculation of the skin or through haematogeneous seeding to the …

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  • Contributors NS and MS prepared the manuscript. MS formatted the submitted images and performed the submission process to the journal.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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