- a contagious viral disease of sheep and goats and occasionally of humans, marked by vesicular and pustular lesions on the lips.
Origin of ecthyma
Examples from the Web for ecthyma
Historical Examples of ecthyma
In ecthyma the pustules are generally of the size of a split pea, and surrounded at their base by a broad halo of redness.
How would you differentiate the large flat-pustular syphiloderm from ecthyma?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Yet these cases were discriminated from smallpox; they were diagnosed, and have been recorded, as an epidemic of ecthyma.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
- pathol a local inflammation of the skin characterized by flat ulcerating pustules
Word Origin for ecthyma
- A pyogenic infection of the skin due to staphylococci or streptococci and characterized by adherent crusts beneath which ulceration occurs.