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Pediatr Dermatol. 2003 Nov-Dec;20(6):495-7.

Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by disseminated Exserohilum in a child with leukemia: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel. laviguy@isdn.net.il

Abstract

We report an 8-year-old boy with acute leukemia who developed ecthyma gangrenosum secondary to infection with Exserohilum spp., a rare cause of human disease. The skin, paranasal sinuses and lungs were involved. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Exserohilum spp. This case emphasizes the importance of prompt skin biopsy for early diagnosis and treatment of this life-threatening infection.

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