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

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


Ecthyma as related to Impetigo


  • Ecthyma: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
    Ecthyma is a skin infection similar to impetigo. ... Unlike impetigo, ecthyma can sometimes result in scarring. Possible Complications. This condition may lead to:

  • 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. No ...

  • Ecthyma: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology
    Ecthyma is an ulcerative pyoderma of the skin caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Because ecthyma extends into the dermis, it is often referred ...

  • Ecthyma | DermNet New Zealand
    What is ecthyma? Ecthyma is a skin infection characterised by crusted sores beneath which ulcers form. It is a deep form of impetigo, as the same bacteria causing the ...

  • Ecthyma - Mayo Clinic
    A more serious form of impetigo, called ecthyma, penetrates deeper into the skin — causing painful fluid- or pus-filled sores that turn into deep ulcers.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - 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.

  • Symptoms and causes - Impetigo - Mayo Clinic
    Impetigo — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this highly contagious skin condition.