Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Ecthyma

Ecthyma

History

         A 48-year-old man had been stung by a wasp. He immediately developed painful and tender red swelling. Three days later a small ulcer developed. After 10 days he presented with a painful and tender punched out ulcer with red border and purulent base. Swab taken from the ulcer margin showed S. aureus on culture.
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