ecthyma

ecthyma (ek-thI´ma)

A pyogenic infection of the skin initiated by beta-hemolytic streptococci and characterized by adherent crusts beneath which ulceration occurs; the ulcers may be single or multiple, and heal with scar formation. [G. a pustule]
contagious e. orf
e. gangreno´sum dermatitis gangrenosa infantum

 

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