Definition of Ecthyma

1. n. A cutaneous eruption, consisting of large, round pustules, upon an indurated and inflamed base.



Definition of Ecthyma

1. Noun. An ulcerative pyoderma of the skin, caused by bacteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecthyma

1. a virus disease [n -MATA]

Medical Definition of Ecthyma

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Pimple, fr. To break out. A cutaneous eruption, consisting of large, round pustules, upon an indurated and inflamed base. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecthyma

ectasia cordis
ectasias
ectasis
ectatic
ectatic aneurysm
ectatic emphysema
ectatic marginal degeneration of cornea
ectental
ecteron
ectethmoid
ecthlipses
ecthlipsis
ecthorea
ecthoreum
ecthyma (current term)
ecthyma gangrenosum
ecthymas
ecthymata
ecthymatiform
ecthymatous syphilid
ectiris
ecto-
ectoATPase
ectoantigen
ectoblast
ectoblastic
ectoblasts
ectobronchium

Literary usage of Ecthyma

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1. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"The pyogenic tendency of ecthyma, its proneness to ulceration, to sloughing, and sometimes to gangrene, indicate a low tone and debility of the constitution ..."

2. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Although the pustules of ecthyma always arise from a brightly-reddened, swollen, ... In the hitter case only does ecthyma cause ulcération of the skin, ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of children by John Forsyth Meigs, William Pepper (1870)
"ecthyma is an eruption characterized by prominent, rounded, ... The most frequent causes of ecthyma are the application of irritating substances to the skin ..."

4. A Text-book of practical medicine, with particular reference to physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Although the pustules of ecthyma always arise from a brightly-reddened, swollen, ... In the latter case only does ecthyma cause ulceration of the skin, ..."

5. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases: Including the Results of by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1868)
"Syphilitic ecthyma.—Syphilitic ecthyma, the most frequent of all the pustular ... Like ordinary ecthyma, it may affect all parts of the body, and especially ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1901)
"ecthyma. ecthyma is an inflammatory disease, characterized by the development of one or many ... ecthyma may occur as an acute or as a chronic affection. ..."

7. A Compend of Diseases of the Skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1913)
"The term ecthyma is applied to an eruption characterized by discrete, ... Many dermatologists no longer look upon ecthyma as a distinct disease, ..."

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