Impetigo is a common infection of the skin
Infection of minor breaks in the skin
Infection of previously existing skin lesions, known as “impetigi...
Classic (nonbullous) impetigo:
Begins as a single 2–4 mm erythematous macule or papule that may evolve into a vesicle or pustule, on a red base
Rupture of the vesicle, usuall...
Apply dressings to cover for transport
Gloves must be worn, as agents can be transmitted person to person
Maintain universal precautions
Siblings of affected children in sa...
Admission for impetigo alone is rarely necessary
Patients with disease that is widespread, especially widespread bullae, or with larger areas of denuded skin, and...
Treat with systemic antibiotics in the presence of bullous impetigo or if lymphadenopathy is present
Increasing antibiotic resistance continues to limit ability to use historic stan...
Darmstadt GL, Osendarp SJ, Ahmed S, et al. Effect of antenatal zinc supplementation on impetigo in infants in Bangladesh. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31:407–409.
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694.3 Impetigo herpetiformis
704.8 Other specified diseases of hair and hair follicles
L01.00 Impetigo, unspecified
L01.01 Non-bullous impetigo
L01.03 Bullous impetigo
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