Cellulitis left lower leg secondary to Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia: case of community -acquired infection


  • Mahmood A. Makhdoomi Department of Surgery, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ehab M. Abdo Department of Vascular Surgery, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Syed O. Ilyas Department of Surgery, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Alaa M. Sedik Department of Surgery, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ashraf A. Elsayed Department of Surgery, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Meshal S. Alotaibi Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Khalid Hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia




Cellulitis, Limb infection, Pseudomonas cellulitis, Pseudomonas infection


The term cellulitis is commonly used to indicate a nonnecrotizing inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, usually from acute infection. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative bacillus that causes wide spectrum clinical infections. However, it is most frequently associated with hospital-acquired infection. Authors are presenting a case report of 45 years old Saudi male who presented initially with redness and hotness in the mid of right lower leg gradually increased with development of vesiculous bullae, scaling and sloughing of overlying skin. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was identified from the case, though it was not a usual suspected organism. It might be due to community-acquired infection. Patient was treated conservatively with I/V antibiotic and local hygienic methods including dressing with vaseline (bactigrass) and topical antibiotics. Patient improved and discharged with complete resolution of cellulitis


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