Periorbital Ecthyma Gangrenosum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous manifestation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection that is extremely rare in the periorbital region. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with a newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia with necrosis of her bilateral upper and lower eyelids and the lacrimal system. Following treatment with intravenous antibiotic and surgical debridement with delayed reconstruction, the patient had healed well.

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