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a bacterial skin infection characterized by microscopic, pus-filled blisters.

Ecthyma is a variation of impetigo, presenting at a deeper level of tissue.


Impetigo as related to Ecthyma


  • Impetigo - Wikipedia
    Impetigo is a bacterial infection that involves the superficial skin. The most common presentation is yellowish crust on the face, arms, or legs.

  • Impetigo and Ecthyma - Skin Disorders - Merck Manuals ...
    Impetigo and ecthyma are itchy and slightly painful. The itching often leads to extensive scratching, particularly in children, which serves to spread the infection.

  • Impetigo and Ecthyma - The Merck Manuals
    Impetigo is a superficial skin infection with crusting or bullae caused by streptococci, staphylococci, or both. Ecthyma is an ulcerative form of impetigo.

  • Impetigo | DermNet New Zealand
    Impetigo (school sores, skin infection). Authoritative facts about the skin from DermNet New Zealand.

  • Ecthyma - Wikipedia
    Ecthyma is a variation of impetigo, presenting at a deeper level of tissue. It is usually associated with Group A (beta-hemolytic) Streptococcus (abbreviated GAS).

  • How to Cure Impetigo (with Pictures) - wikiHow
    How to Cure Impetigo. Impetigo is a common superficial bacterial skin infection, most commonly seen in children. It is easily spread in close quarters and is very ...

  • Impetigo: Get Facts About Treatment and Symptoms
    Impetigo is a common type of skin infection. Read about causes, symptoms, and treatment of impetigo. Is impetigo contagious?

  • Impetigo - Understanding The Basics - WebMD
    What Is Impetigo? Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection. It can appear anywhere on the body but usually attacks exposed areas.

  • Impetigo - KidsHealth
    Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area. It's one of the most common skin infections ...

  • Impetigo: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Pictures
    Impetigo is a highly contagious skin condition. It usually occurs on the face, neck, and hands of young children and infants. It occurs rarely in adults.