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Ecthyma

11 June 2012, by BOUDGHÈNE-STAMBOULI O.

1 - INTRODUCTION

Ecthyma is an infectious ulcerative pyoderma of the skin caused by group A beta haemolytic streptococci.

Because the infection extends into the dermis, ecthyma is considered to be a deeper form of impetigo.

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