1B73 Ecthyma

International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics, 11th Revision, v2023-01

Ecthyma is a superficial ulcerative bacterial pyoderma. It is characterised by small, purulent, shallow, punched-out ulcers with thick, brown-black crusts and surrounding erythema. The commonest form is caused by beta-haemolytic streptococci, often in association with Staphylococcus aureus. It is associated with poor hygiene and malnutrition. Ecthyma gangrenosum is an uncommon severe variant caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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