Friday, November 7, 2014

BULLOUS IMPETIGO:

BULLOUS IMPETIGO
BULLOUS IMPETIGO:

Clinical Pearl(s)
■ Bullous impetigo is most common in infants and children. The nonbullous form is most common in children ages 2 to 5 years with poor hygiene in warm climates.

■ The overall incidence of acute nephritis with impetigo varies between 2% and 5%.

■ Patients should be instructed on use of antibacterial soaps and avoidance of sharing of towels and washcloths because impetigo is extremely contagious.

■ Children attending day care should be removed until 48 to 72 hours after initiation of antibiotic treatment.

--DrSudeepKC

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