Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 492-496

Ecthyma gangrenosum like lesions in disseminated mycobacterial tuberculosis infection in a renal transplant recipient

Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Navjyot Kaur
Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Sholapur Road, Pune - 410 040, Maharashtra
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Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a relatively rare skin manifestation that is most commonly described in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia. It is more frequently seen in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of 60-year-old renal transplant recipient on triple immunosuppressants and diabetes mellitus type 2 on insulin therapy who developed EG-like lesions due to disseminated mycobacterial tuberculosis (MTB) infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of EG-like lesions associated with disseminated kochs.

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