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Ecthyma - Skin in Child
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Contributors: Sarah Stein MD, Karen Wiss MD, Sheila Galbraith MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lynn Garfunkel MD, Nancy Esterly MD
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Synopsis

Ecthyma is a bacterial skin infection caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci and often secondarily contaminated with staphylococci. It is seen from infancy to the teenage years. This infection is predisposed by uncleanliness, malnutrition, and trauma to the tissues.

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ICD10CM:
B08.8 – Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions

SNOMEDCT:
85791004 – Ecthyma

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Last Updated: 06/15/2018
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Ecthyma : Buttocks, Crust, Skin ulcer, Lower legs, Eschars, Thighs
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A close-up of a large eroded, ulcerated, and crusted plaque.
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