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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

Impetigo: References

…erences Cole C, Gazewood J (2007). Diagnosis and treatment of impetigo. Am Fam Physician, 75(6): 859-864. Geria A, Schwartz R (2010). Impetigo update: new challenges in the era of methicillin resistance. Cutis, 85(2): 65-70. Koning S et al (2003). Co…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…hich infection is present. Differential diagnosis Impetigo contagiosum commonly involves the perioral and perinasal areas of the face and are typified by honey-colored crusting. Lesions may be bullous and together with crusting can mimic…

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

…re and determine antibiotic susceptibilities in every case of impetigo. Pitfalls Reinfections, transmission within families, and persistent nasal carriage are common. Nasal carriage should be determined using cultures of the nares of all individuals…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…result in excoriations with secondary skin infections such as impetigo. Human body (but not head) lice are rarely associated with the spread of relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis), epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii), and trench fever (Bartone…

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