Impetigo is a common cutaneous infection that is especially prevalent in children. Historically, impetigo is caused by either group A β-hemolytic streptococci or. Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and children. Impetigo usually appears as. Blisters and crusts on a child’s skin are signs of a common skin infection called impetigo, which is extremely contagious. Treatment can cure this infection and.

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It is considered safe and effective in patients over two-months old. Scalded skin syndrome usually begins after a localized infection on the conjunctiva, nose, navel or perioral region and more rarely after pneumonia, endocarditis and arthritis.

Bacteria in biofilms are 50 to times more resistant to antibiotics than bacteria in plankton organisms that have little or no ability to move. Common soaps or those containing antiseptic substances such as triclosan, chlorhexidine and povidone iodine, may be used.

Impetigo starts as a red sore that ruptures, oozes for a few days and then forms a honey-colored crust. Home Public and patients Diseases and treatments Contagious skin diseases Impetigo.

The spectrum of impeigo selected antibiotic must cover staphylococci and impetigoo, both for bullous impetigo as well as for crusted impetigo. A bleach bath can reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin, which may prevent new infections. Mupirocin’s bactericidal activity is increased by the acidic pH on the skin. Blisters are localized in bullous impetigo and disseminated in scalded skin syndrome.


Bullous impetigo

Cases of infections caused by MRSA in the community were reported in the 80’s, but the importance of this group has increased significantly in recent years. Skin ulcers with redness and scarring also may result from scratching or abrading the skin.

Itching and impetiyo are generally mild. Treatment can quickly cure impetigo.

Journal List An Bras Dermatol v. Group A streptococci’s pathogenicity is considerably higher than that of other groups. You can get it from an infected towel or sports equipment. Lipases allow for the degradation of lipids on the skin surface and its expression can be directly correlated with its ability of the bacteria to produce abscesses.

Wearing infected clothing is another way to get impetigo. Epidermal wart callus seborrheic keratosis acrochordon molluscum contagiosum actinic keratosis squamous-cell carcinoma basal-cell carcinoma Merkel-cell carcinoma nevus sebaceous trichoepithelioma.

Luciana Baptista Pereira Av. Neomycin sulfate is active mainly against aerobic Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris.

Without treatment, the infection can cause new sores or blisters to develop for several weeks. Currently, the most frequently isolated pathogen is S. Keep the sores clean and covered.


Bullous Impetigo is a skin condition that characteristically occurs in the newborn, and is caused by a bacterial infection, presenting with bullae. Sometimes, lab tests are necessary to give you the diagnosis — or get information necessary to treat you.

Bacitracin A is the main component of commercial products and is bulosq formulated as a zinc salt. Archived from the original on 16 October Coagulase negative staphylococci are the most common organisms on the normal skin flora, with about 18 different species, and Staphylococcus epidermidis being the most common of the resident staphylococci.

Impetigo – Knowledge for medical students and physicians

This can be serious. After 48 hours the disease is considered no longer contagious assuming the proper antibiotic treatments have been administered.

Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic. Scratching can spread the sores; keeping nails short will reduce the chances of spreading.

Skin-to-skin contact spreads impetigo. More important than you think Questions lots of kids ask about their skin, hair, and nails.