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Medical Term:

dermatitis gangrenosa infantum


Definition: 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 hematogenous infection, such as liver abscess.

Synonym(s): disseminated cutaneous gangrene, ecthyma gangrenosum, pemphigus gangrenosus1

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