Impetigo

Stefano Veraldi, Ermira Çuka

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Abstract

Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. It is the most frequent bacterial dermatitis in infancy: it occurs mainly in preschool-aged children, particularly during the summer. The disease is contagious: it is not rare to observe minor epidemics in kindergartens. The treatment is based on the use of topical antibiotics (fusidic acid and mupirocin).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages443-446
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783662451397, 9783662451380
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Veraldi, S., & Çuka, E. (2015). Impetigo. In European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition (pp. 443-446). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45139-7_45