dermatitis gangrenosa infantum

der·ma·ti·tis gan·gre·no·sa in·fan·tum

a bullous or pustular eruption, of uncertain origin, followed by necrotic ulcers or extensive gangrene in children under 2 years of age; if untreated, death may result from hematogenous infection, such as liver abscess.

dermatitis gangrenosa infantum

An older term for an exfoliative infectious dermopathy that affected infants.

der·ma·ti·tis gan·gre·no·sa in·fan·tum

(dĕr'mă-tī'tis gang-grē-nō'să in-fan'tŭm)
A bullous or pustular eruption, of uncertain origin, followed by necrotic ulcers or extensive gangrene in children younger than 2 years of age; if untreated, death may result from hematogenous infection, such as liver abscess.
Synonym(s): pemphigus gangrenosus (1) .
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