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Image Number 1946 (Ecthyma)


Diagnosis: Ecthyma

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 35


Description: ulcer in the lower leg

Submitted by: Karumuri Siva Rami Reddy

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Differential Diagnosis


She developed erythema followed by pustules  and necrotic ulcers suggestive of ecthyma.Culture of the pus yielded staph.Ther was H/O taking Betamethasone tabs. orally for the last 1 year for Chronic eczema resulting in immunosuppression..She was HIV non reactive,Nondiabetic,.She was to under go Laminectomy for footdrop.She was being administered systemic antibiotics to which the lesions were responding.

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