Harlequin baby with ecthyma gangrenosum

Güneş T. , Akçakuş M. , Kurtoglu S. , Çetin N. , Karakukcu M.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.529-530, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia or sepsis often occurs in hospitals, affecting mainly children with underlying disease. Ecthyma gangrenosum is classically considered a pathognomonic sign of sepsis by P. aeruginosa. The harlequin baby, a severe variant of ichthyosis, occurs rarely, and these infants are at high risk of cutaneous infections and sepsis. We herein report a harlequin baby who developed ecthyma gangrenosum.