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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Impetigo Contagiosa

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An infectious inflammatory process that consists of pustules that resolve with crusts in at least one locus and often several loci, usually on a face, and caused by streptococci or staphylococci.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Impetigo Contagiosa

An infectious inflammatory process that consists of pustules that resolve with crusts in at least one locus and often several loci, usually on a face, and caused by streptococci or staphylococci….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo

An infectious inflammatory process that consists of pustules that resolve with crusts in at least one locus and often several loci, usually on a face, and caused by streptococci or staphylococci….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Initial evaluation

Initial evaluation Impetigo contagiosum Bullous lesions of impetigo Differential diagnosis Herpes simplex: May result in painful or burning, crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Herpes simplex may result in painful or burning crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the same location. Grouped (herpetiform) pustular lesions resulting in erosions with scalloped borders are sugges…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Impetigo contagiosa

Impetigo contagiosa Synonyms Impetigo Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Children, particularly of preschool age, but young adults of either sex may be affected Distribution of lesions Exposed parts of the body, especially the face, hands, neck,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Impetigo contagiosa

An infectious inflammatory process that consists of pustules that resolve with crusts in at least one locus and often several loci, usually on a face, and caused by streptococci or staphylococci….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Treatment

Treatment First-line treatment: For limited skin involvement, topical antibiotic treatment is first-line and there is evidence that it may be superior to systemic therapy. In limited cases topical antibiotic ointment applied t.i.d. to infected lesio…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

Key Points Pediculosis, or louse infestation, is a common clinical issue that is of limited morbidity but significant public health concern, especially in school-age children. Humans may be parasitized by three louse types: body lice, head lice, an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: References

References Cole C, Gazewood J (2007) American Family Physician, 75(6): 859-864. Geria A & Schwartz R (2010) Cutis, 85(2): 65-70. Koning S et al (2003) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Interventions for Impetigo, updated in 2009, Issue 2,…

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