Impetigo: A Skin Infection Caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci
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Muhammad Imran Qadir,
Impetigo is a skin infection which is caused by a bacterial strain of
Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. Impetigo has two types, bullous impetigo, and nonbullous
impetigo. Impetigo is more common in children however it can affect any age.
It begins with a small pimple and ends with blisters which break the skin and thus
cause infection. Treatment of impetigo includes topical antibiotics in which fusidic acid
and mupirocin have used cream and can be applied on site of infection. Oral antibiotics
include erythromycin, penicillin, and flucloxacillin. But the oral antibiotics are not as
effective as topical antibiotics. But when the topical antibiotics show no results then
oral antibiotic is used.
Diagnosis, Impetigo, Treatment, Types.