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ecthyma

 [ek-thi´mah]
an ulcerative pyoderm usually caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection at the site of minor trauma, predominantly involving the shins and feet, and generally healing with variable scar formation.
ecthyma gangreno´sum a condition most often seen in debilitated patients in association with septicemia caused by gram-negative organisms, characterized by lesions that begin as vesicles that rapidly progress to pustulation and gangrenous ulcers with undermined purpuric edges.

ec·thy·ma

(ek-thī'mă),
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.
[G. a pustule]

ecthyma

Dermatology A chronic subcutaneous infection by β-hemolytic streptococci that develops usually on the legs, in a background of a pruritic lesion–eg, insect bite, scabies, pediculosis; skin becomes crusted, weeping, and later scarred Management Warm compresses, antibacterial soap, H2O2, systemic penicillin. See Impetigo.

ec·thy·ma

(ek-thī'mă)
A pyogenic infection of the skin initiated by β-hemolytic streptococci and characterized by adherent crusts beneath which ulceration occurs; the ulcers heal with scar formation.
[G. a pustule]

ecthyma

A pus-forming, ulcerating and crusting inflammatory skin disease, similar to IMPETIGO, often affecting the forearms and legs of malnourished people.
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McFarlane, "Contagious ecthyma in a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from Utah," Human-Wildlife Interactions, vol.
The next common primary pyoderma was folliculitis (10%) followed by furuncle (8%), bullous impetigo (4%) and ecthyma (2%).
Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Escherichia coli bacteremia: A case report and review of the literature.
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous finding related with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Some authors have tried to overcome this confusion by suggesting two definitions: EG and EG-like lesions (11, 15, 16), or "mimicking ecthyma gangrenosum" lesions (17).
During experimentation, three goats (two from SEA*N crossbred and one from SEA) died from Orf disease (Contagious Ecthyma).
Viral DiseasesBluetongue contagious ecthyma goat pox foot and mouth disease rinder pest psuedo-rinderpest of goat leptospirosis caprine arthritis encephalitis and toxoplasmosis.
PPVO is an important pathogen of sheep and goats distributed worldwide and produces a mucocutaneous, inflammatory, and proliferative disease known as contagious ecthyma, orf, or scabby mouth (1,2).
"My friend had been treated with acupuncture for hayfever and the skin condition ecthyma and it worked for her.
However, differential diagnosis with some of the diseases such as contagious ecthyma, foot and mouth disease (FMD), vesicular stomatitis, malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), bovine virus diarrhea (BVD), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), parainfluenza-3 infection, and sheep pox should be done 135,136,139].