ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Pyogenic bacterial infections of the skin or subcutaneous...
1B73 — Ecthyma
1B73.2 — Ecthyma gangrenosum

ICD-11 1B73.2 — Ecthyma gangrenosum

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a potentially life-threatening infection of skin in patients who are immunocompromised through disease or immunosuppressive therapy. It is most commonly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa though a variety of other organisms may be implicated. It is characterised by usually painless erythematous macules or plaques which progress to haemorrhagic blistering and necrosis of the skin. Lesions may be multiple and widely disseminated, though the anogenital area is a common site. Pseudomonas can frequently be cultured from the blood.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

The diagnosis is included in 1 another class.

  • Neonatal ecthyma gangrenosum (EH11)

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