Impetigo Presentation | Pediatric Oncall


Last Updated : 1/2/2014
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Ira Shah

Single or multiple erosions

along with

pustules or blisters with oozing honey-yellow crust

are seen. (2) They often start around the nose and face but can spread by


to the arms and legs. The bullous type is a more serious type and present with multiple bullae (2-5 cms) which are thin walled and often rupture and scab. (2) Finding a "collarette" of scale surrounding the ruptured lesion's roof is almost pathognomic of the infection. (1) The diagnosis is mostly clinical rarely requiring culturing to confirm the organism.


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MBBS, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/23/2013
Last Updated : 1/2/2014
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