Spontaneous dermal abscesses and ulcers as a result of serratia marcescens


Journal Article

Serratia sp have only rarely been reported as isolates from leg ulcers. We describe the case of a middle-aged man with a medical history significant for alcohol-induced cirrhosis who presented with rapidly progressive skin ulcers initially starting as purple nodules. These skin ulcers and underlying dermal abscesses were found to be a result of S marcescens, with the presumed portal of entry being a toe-web infection.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, ND; Peterson, NB; Sumner, WT; Alexander, BD

Published Date

  • August 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 2 B

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 194

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Citation Source

  • Scopus