Impetigo

Ira Shah
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Impetigo - Complications
Complications: Often in cases of streptococcus causing impetigo, there is a risk of developing post streptococcal glomerulonephritis. This presents with hypertension and hematuria. (2) Other complications are sepsis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, cellulitis and staphylococcal skin syndrome. (1) Nasal carriers have been implicated in the recurrence of the disease and should be treated with local mupirocin. (2)


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Impetigo Impetigo 01/23/2013
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