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Impetigo

Impetigo

(Science: dermatology, microbiology) a contagious pyoderma caused by direct inoculation of group a streptococci or staphylococcus aureus into superficial cutaneous abrasions or compromised skin.

It is most commonly seen in children, usually located on the face, especially about the nose and mouth.

The characteristic features are the presence of discrete fragile vesicles surrounded by an erythematous border that become pustular and rupture to discharge a thin, amber coloured seropurulent fluid that dries and forms a thick yellowish crust, the pustules may spread peripherally with central healing, evolving into annular, circinate or gyrate patterns.


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The Fiber Disease

... cheeks and eye lids, freckles were dangling. her skin was on fire and bright red blotches everywhere, photos show it. dr koulin chou stated it was impetigo. impetigo is extremely contagious, and no one in the family was treated for this and she was forced to go to work at a public job with an infectious ...

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... Now, I have a house full of 5 little ones all under age 9. I have been to the doctor for them. They were treated for let's see, athlete's foot, impetigo, and bug bites. I have been to my own gp who just thought no big deal. I also went to a derm who told me I was pretty much a nut case and should ...

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... read this: BACTERIAL INFECTIONS.-- Staphylococcal skin infections are common in association with HIV infection. Skin involvement can manifest as impetigo, ecthyma, and folliculitis. With folliculitis, extensive neutrophilic infiltrates along with identifiable bacteria on gram stain are often ...

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