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ecthyma

Term: ecthyma
Literally meaning:  “break out in a rush
Origin: Anc Greek
εκθύω/ecthyo(=break out) >
εκ-/ec- (=prefix meaning «out”, “ from”)
+θύω/thyo= (“seethe”) 
Coined/History
 (?)According Homer  (author of the Iliad and the Odyssey) used the word with the meaning of “burn”. Later the word meant “offer” and finally “offer sacrifice”
Definition
Ecthyma is an ulcerative pyoderma of the skin caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci after insect bite or minor trauma. Echtyma is similar to contagious impetigo but infection extends also into the dermis.

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