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Infection may be caused by staphylococcus aureus

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Unformatted text preview: tigo is most common during hot, humid summer months. Impetigo may begin in an area of broken skin, such as an insect bite or atopic dermatitis. Infection may be caused by Staphylococcus aureus, group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, or a combination of these bacteria. Impetigo is extremely contagious. Lesions usually are located around the mouth and nose but may be present on the hands and extremities. 154. Impetigo The child should not attend school for 24 to 48 hours after the initiation of systemic antibiotics or 48 hours after the use of antibiotic ointment. The school should be notified of the diagnosis. Options 1, 2, and 3 are incorrect time frames. 155. Burns Some pediatric considerations in the care of a burn victim include the following: scarring is more severe in a child than in an adult; a delay in growth may occur following a burn injury; burns involving more than 10% of total body surface area require some form of fluid resuscitation; an immature immune system presents an increased risk of infection for infants and young children; the higher proportion of body fluid to mass in a child increases the risk of cardiovascular problems; and infants and...
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