Chancroid pyoderma

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: 1B7Y

Covisa and Berjarano, 1927.

Pyodermia chancriformis.

The pathogens are mainly staphylococci. Possibly associated with immunoglobulin or zinc deficiency.

  • Sharp, partly necrotic ulcer, often with undermined margins. Locoregional, painful lymphadenitis.

  • Clinic
  • Lab (BB, zinc level, protein electrophoresis, TPHA), bact. smear
  • Nasal or throat swab, if necessary

  • Beard, especially the lower lip area, cheeks, eyes, eyelashes, buttocks or genital

Unspecific, ulcer with granulocytes and marginal epidermal hyperplasia.

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