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Image Number 2182 (Ecthyma)


Diagnosis: Ecthyma

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 46


Description: Punched-out ulcer with purulent discharge.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Painful and tender regular rounded well-demarcated ulcer about 10 cm diameter with punched out border and purulent base of 2-3 weeks duration. It responded well to two weeks course of cephalexin 500 mg four times daily in addition to topical antiseptic solution. 

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