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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-14

Severe ocular involvement in ecthyma gangrenosum

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (ABVIMS), New Delhi, India
2 Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Kekan Hospital, Gangapur Road, Nasik, Maharashtra, India

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Mitali Kekan
Kekan Hospital, Gangapur Road, Nasik - 422 002, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1076_22

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Ecthyma Gangrenosum (EG) is a cutaneous infection occurring mainly in immunocompromised patients with very rare ocular involvement. We report a rare case of an immunocompetent, 16 year old female with bilateral pseudomembranous conjunctivitis preceded by dermatological lesions. Timely intervention and appropriate treatment helped salvage globe in both eyes with improvement of vision in right eye. Only 2 cases have been reported till date of Ecthyma Gangrenosum with ocular involvement. In both the case reports, the globe could not be salvaged.

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