Ecthyma gangrenosum of the scrotum: a case report.


Journal Article

A 43-year-old man with pancytopenia from chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia developed left scrotal pain, fever, and rigors. Physical exam revealed an ulcerating lesion with central necrosis and eschar surrounded by a halo of erythema on the inferior aspect of the left scrotum. The condition indicated an early necrotizing soft tissue infection. The patient was started on broad-spectrum antibiotics and taken to the operating room for a wound debridement. Blood and tissue cultures grew Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which confirmed the diagnosis of ecthyma gangrenosum of the scrotum. The fever resolved, and the wound healed without further progression after wet to dry dressing changes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, WP; Sherer, BA; Hoeksema, J

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 103

PubMed ID

  • 26941196

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26941196

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2095-0225

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11684-016-0437-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • China