Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L08.0
ICD-9 686.0

Pyoderma means any skin disease that is pyogenic. These include superficial bacterial infections such as impetigo, impetigo contagiosa, ecthyma, folliculitis, Bockhart impetigo, furuncle, carbuncle, tropical ulcer, etc.[1][2] Autoimmune conditions include pyoderma gangrenosum.[citation needed] Pyoderma affects more than 111 million children worldwide making it one of the three most common skin disorders in children along with scabies and tinea.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Andrews RM, McCarthy J, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ (December 2009). "Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections". Pediatr. Clin. North Am. 56 (6): 1421–40. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2009.09.002. PMID 19962029. 
  2. ^ Page 348 in: Fisher, Bruce; Harvey, Richard P.; Champe, Pamela C.. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-8215-5. 

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