Cutaneous amebiasis - Anogenital in
In general, cutaneous disease commonly presents as one or more painful ulcers that can become necrotic. Notably, ulcers tend to enlarge rapidly. If left untreated, progression is rapid and massive destruction of skin and subcutaneous tissues may ensue.
A06.7 – Cutaneous amebiasis
111910009 – Amebiasis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Chancroid presents as a deep, painful ulcer with undermined borders.
- Genital herpes simplex presents as superficial groups of vesicles that rapidly become painful erosions or small ulcers.
- In primary syphilis, ulcers are usually localized to the genitals or oral mucosa.
- Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) presents as a painless, firm ulcer with an elevated border, possibly with adjacent scarring.
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) presents as a superficial painless, round ulcer with an elevated base.