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Image Number 2270 (Ecthyma)


Diagnosis: Ecthyma

Site: Buttocks

Sex: M

Age: 7


Description: Punched-out ulcer.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Two days after an i.m. antibiotic injection for upper respiratory tract infection, this child developed a small painful punched-out ulcer at the site of injection. Oral and topical antibiotics for 10 days cured the lesion.

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