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Ecthyma gangrenosum

Ecthyma gangrenosum

Overview

This picture shows a skin infection (ecthyma) that has eroded through the top layer of skin (epidermis). Ecthyma gangrenosum is a bacterial skin infection (caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa) that usually occurs in people with a compromised immune system.

Update Date 5/15/2013