Ecthyma

What is Ecthyma?

A pyogenic infection of the skin initiated by β-hemolytic streptococci and characterized by adherent crusts beneath which ulceration occurs; the ulcers may be single or multiple, and heal with scar formation.

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Hello sir,
my mother who is 72yrs old has a health problem.
her ankles get swollen quite often and she has developed a skin condition on her leg...

doctor1 MD

Hi there XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query on this portal.
At the outset, may i state that i am a 'local' doctor seeing as you hail from Bangalore....

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My almost 11 year old daughter had what she thought was wither a bug bite or pimple and last evening she scratched it and a scab came off with a...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Your daughter might be having ecthyma.

It is an infectious skin disease caused by bacteria..streptococci.

There is tough crust, after removing...

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Hello,
I care for my father who is a diabetic amputee. He has had numerous medical problems the last year including a perirectal abscess, a fempop...

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query,

From the description of the lesions, your father seems to have infected ulcers in the groin.

The other possible...

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