Non-Necrotizing Bullous Cellulitis and Bacteremia: A Rare Presentation of the Shewanella Algae Infection.

February 26, 2021

A 58-year-old male with severe psoriasis on Risankizumab presented with painful, left leg swelling with erythema and blisters concerning for necrotizing fasciitis. Intraoperative findings showed non-necrotizing bullous cellulitis. The blood and tissue cultures grew  algae. A handful case of non-necrotizing bullous cellulitis has been reported but this is the first documented case of non-necrotizing bullous cellulitis and bacteremia in PubMed.

as reported in: Ojha N, Walsh K, Hess MJ. Cureus. 2021 Jan:13(1):e12776. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12776.