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.
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