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Impetigo, a Brief Review

AUTHORS

M Beheshti 1 , * , Sh Ghotbi 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Family Physician, Fasa Medical School, Fasa, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fasa Medical School, Fasa, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 8 (3); 138-141
Published Online: July 1, 2007
Article Type: Review Article
Received: November 17, 2006
Accepted: February 25, 2007

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Abstract

Impetigo is a primary superficial bacterial skin infection, initially vesicular or bul- lous, and later crusted. It is caused by staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyo- genes or both. It is highly contagious and usually treated with systemic antibiot- ics. Possible complications include cellulitis, lymphangitis, furunculosis, Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, pigmentary changes with or without scarring and acute post streptococcal glumerulonephritis (PSGN).A concise review of literature is presented here to cover the most important as- pects of impetigo.

Keywords

Impetigo, Treatment.

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