Gram-Negative Cellulitis Complicating Cirrhosis

Yael Horowitz, Ami D. Sperber, Yaniv Almog*

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Gram-negative infections are common in patients with cirrhosis, but skin infections are usually caused by gram-positive cocci. Gram-negative bacteria should be considered as a potential etiologic agent in patients with cirrhosis and severe bullous cellulitis. Culture of the bullous fluid may facilitate diagnosis and management. Early recognition is important because the course of the disease is usually rapid and fatal. We report 4 cases of fulminant gram-negative bullous cellulitis and septic shock in patients with cirrhosis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


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