Impetigo - Impetigo Learning Objective Define A contagious...

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Impetigo Learning Objective Define A contagious and autoinocuable infection of the skin caused by - Staphylococci (gram positive) or - S. aureus (most common) - CA-MRSA - Streptococci (gram positive) - group A beta hemolitic stretococci -This disease is often self limitng and will resolve in most people in several weeks. -Ecthyma is a deeper form of impetigo cause by the same bacteria Sign & Symptoms A lesion consist of A single lesion that may “spread” to form other lesions - Macules, vesicles, bullae, pustulesm and - honey-colored gummy crusts(I’m not making this up) These lesion are filled with purulent material and will spread do to autoinoculation (spread by you spreading the pus around) see pictures below Occasional pain or tenderness How to differentiate from other likely skin diseases Herpes: simplex noted in dermatomal fashion it also is in grouped vesicles and associated with recurrence Contact dermatitis : Lesion is in a linear formation and culture is negative for bacteria
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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