Impetigo

Ira Shah
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Impetigo - Presentation
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 auto-inoculation 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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Impetigo Impetigo 01/23/2013
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