Impetigo is a superficial skin infection seen frequently in children.
It is one of the most common skin and soft tissue infections observed in pediatrics.
Pyoderma and impetigo contagi...
Patients with impetigo may report a history of minor trauma, insect bites, scabies, herpes simplex virus infection, varicella infection, or eczema before the development of the infect...
Clipping fingernails short to minimize effects of scratching is recommended.
Hand washing is important for reducing spread among children, as is covering the lesions.
Duration of therapy
The duration of antimicrobial therapy should be tailored to clinical improvement.
7 days of treatment is usually adequate.
Children should be exc...
Koning S, van der Sande R, Verhagen AP, et al. Interventions for impetigo. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(1):CD003261. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Stevens DL, Bisno AL, ...
L01.00 Impetigo, unspecified
L01.01 Non-bullous impetigo
L01.09 Other impetigo
L01.03 Bullous impetigo
48277006 Impetigo (disorder)
238374001 Non-bullous impetigo
Q: Which is the more effective treatment for impetigo—oral or topical antibiotics?
A: In general, if there are a few localized lesions, topical therapy is preferred. If there is more diffuse involv...
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