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Ecthyma in Child
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Ecthyma in Child

Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Susan Burgin 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 poor hygiene, malnutrition, and trauma to the tissues. The lower extremities are sites of predilection.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L08.0 – Pyoderma

SNOMEDCT:
85791004 – Ecthyma

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Last Reviewed:08/21/2019
Last Updated:08/21/2019
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Ecthyma in Child
Ecthyma : Buttocks, Crust, Skin ulcer, Lower legs, Thighs
Clinical image of Ecthyma
A close-up of a large eroded, ulcerated, and crusted plaque.
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