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[Gr. ekthyma, pimple] A crusting skin infection caused by pyogenic streptococci. It is similar to impetigo but extends more fully into the epidermis. Typically lesions are found on the shins or the dorsum of the feet.
TREATMENT Topical skin cleansing, mupirocin ointment, and/or oral antibiotics (such as clindamycin) are needed to eradicate the infection.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Ecthyma." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755818/all/ecthyma_gangrenosum.
Ecthyma. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755818/all/ecthyma_gangrenosum. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Ecthyma. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755818/all/ecthyma_gangrenosum
Ecthyma [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755818/all/ecthyma_gangrenosum.
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