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Engman's disease

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Infectious eczematoid dermatitis.

Description

Dermatitis characterized by erythematous, crusted, scaling lesions and weeping spots. The individual lesions expand and coalesce, forming large patches with vesicles and pustules at the borders. Staphylococcus aureus, other staphylococci, and streptococci are the etiologic agents. Trauma, ulcers, insect bites, and irritation may be the precipitating factors.

Bibliography

  • M. F. Engman:
    An infectious form of an eczematoid dermatitis.
    American Medicine, Philadelphia, 1902, 4: 769-773.
  • Stanley Jablonski:
    Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
    Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.

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