A contagious, superficial, intraepidermal infection occurring prominently on exposed areas of the face and extremities, most often seen in children
Primary impetigo (pyoderma): invasi...
Lesions are often described as painful.
May be slow and indolent or rapidly spreading
Most frequent on face around mouth and nose or at site of trauma
Tender red macules or ...
Treatment speeds healing, improves cosmetic appearance, and avoids spread of disease.
Prevent with mupirocin ointment TID to sites of minor skin trauma.
Remove crusts; clean wi...
Athletes are restricted from contact sports.
School and daycare contagious restrictions
Children can return to school 24 hours after initiation of antimicrobial tre...
George A, Rubin G. A systematic review and meta-analysis of treatments for impetigo. Br J Gen Pract. 2003;53(491):480–487. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
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L01.00 Impetigo, unspecified
L01.01 Non-bullous impetigo
L01.03 Bullous impetigo
L01.09 Other impetigo
L40.1 Generalized pustular psoriasis
694.3 Impetigo herpetiformis
Superficial, intraepidermal infection
Predominantly staphylococcal in origin
Microbial resistance patterns need to be monitored.
Topical treatment is recommended for limited lesions and o...
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