Ecthyma gangrenosum, presenting as embolic lesions caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, has distinct pathognomonic features and a high mortality rate in patients with bacteremia, but when recognized early is easily treated. In this case report we describe this disseminated infection in an adult patient treated with chemotherapy for an astrocytoma.

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Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy
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de Vos, F.Y.F.L, Middelburg, T.A, Seynaeve, C.M, & de Jonge, M.J.A. (2010). Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with astrocytoma treated with chemotherapy. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, 16(1), 59–61. doi:10.1007/s10156-009-0017-0