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Blistering distal dactylitis - Cellulitis
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Blistering distal dactylitis - Cellulitis

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Contributors: Tara Mahar MD, Art Papier MD
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Synopsis

Blistering distal dactylitis is an acute superficial infection of the anterior fat pad of the finger, usually caused by Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes). Occasionally, lesions may occur on the proximal digit, palmar surface, or involve the toe. Rare cases have been reported to occur from Staphylococcus aureus. School-aged children are most commonly affected, but it may occur in any age group.

Blistering distal dactylitis can be differentiated from cellulitis based on its specific location and bullae formation.

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ICD10CM:
L08.9 – Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
238407005 – Blistering distal dactylitis

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Last Updated: 08/23/2013
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Blistering distal dactylitis - Cellulitis
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Blistering distal dactylitis : Fingers, Painful skin lesions, Vesicles
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