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Image Number 1099 (Ecthyma)


Diagnosis: Ecthyma

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 25


Description: Crusted ulcers with surrounding erythema

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Ecthyma is an ulcerative pyoderma of the skin caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. It is characterized by small, purulent, shallow, punched-out ulcers with thick, brown-black crusts and surrounding erythema.  Ecthyma heals slowly and commonly produces a scar.

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