Disseminated cutaneous gangrene

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Disseminated cutaneous gangrene --> dermatitis gangrenosa infantum

a bullous or pustular eruption, of uncertain origin, followed by necrotic ulcers or extensive gangrene in children under 2 years of age; if untreated, death may result from haematogenous infection, such as liver abscess.

Synonym: disseminated cutaneous gangrene, ecthyma gangrenosum, pemphigus gangrenosus, rupia escharotica.

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