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Thesis (M.D.)--The Queen"s University of Belfast, 1945.
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The two types of impetigo are nonbullous impetigo (i.e., impetigo contagiosa) and bullous impetigo. The diagnosis usually is made clinically, but rarely a culture may be useful. During the last few years numerous investigations have all suggested that impetigo is usually caused by a staphylococcal infection and that streptococci are really secondary invaders. In this recent issue of the Lancet, two separate groups of investigators have published the results of their observations among troops. Both agree that Staphylococcus aureus seems to be the real Cited by: Impetigo is an acute, highly contagious gram-positive bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the epidermis. Skin lesions such as cuts, abrasions, and chickenpox can also become secondarily infected (impetiginized) with the same pathogens that produce classic impetigo. There are two forms of impetigo: Non-bullous (impetigo contagiosa or crusted impetigo) - this is the more common form, accounting for three-quarters of cases; Bullous impetigo (NICE, ; Blenkinsopp et al, ). Both can be present at the same time.
Natural history of impetigo. but 21 days elapsed from first appearance to last acquisition of skin disease. Dillon HC., Jr Impetigo contagiosa: suppurative and non-suppurative complications. I. Clinical, bacteriologic, and epidemiologic characteristics of by: Pyoderma and impetigo contagiosa are sometimes used as synonyms for primary impetigo. The occurrence of secondary impetigo is sometimes referred to as "impetiginization." The infection usually occurs in warm, humid conditions and is easily spread among individuals in close contact; risk factors include poverty, crowding, poor hygiene, and. NOTES ON THE ETIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF IMPETIGO CONTAGIOSA NEONATORUM* BY DAVID L. BELDING, M.D., BOSTON, MASS. IMPETIGO contagiosa neonatorum, an infectious skin disease in newly born infants, presents a serious problem in maternity hospitals. Its ease of transmission and, at times, its high mortality, make the disease Cited by: 9. Pyoderma, impetigo, and impetigo contagiosa are terms used synonymously to describe discrete purulent lesions that are primary infections of the skin and that are extremely prevalent in many parts of the world. In the great majority of cases, pyoderma is caused by β-hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, or by: 6.
Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It's not usually serious and often improves within a week of treatment or within a few weeks without treatment. Impetigo is the most common skin infection in young children in the UK, but it can affect people of all ages. There are two types of impetigo. Impetigo may be bullous or nonbullous. Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant cause of nonbullous impetigo and the cause of all bullous impetigo. Bullae are caused by exfoliative toxin produced by staphylococci. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has been isolated in about 20% of recent cases of impetigo. A person who has impetigo can spread the disease until the skin sores are treated with antibiotics for at least 24 (more than one infected child in a group), consult with the local public health unit or the North Dakota Department of Health. MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 30th ed. Elk File Size: 81KB. Impetigo is infection of the epidermis caused by microorganisms. The most common causative organisms are Staphylococcus aureus and group A β haemolytic streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes).. Staphylococcal impetigo frequently affects infants and children.. Macular and pustular lesions begin around the nose and spread over the face, forming honey-yellow crusts, the hallmark of impetigo.