Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. It is the most frequent bacterial dermatitis in infancy: it occurs mainly in preschool-aged children, particularly during the summer. The disease is contagious: it is not rare to observe minor epidemics in kindergartens. The treatment is based on the use of topical antibiotics (fusidic acid and mupirocin).
|Title of host publication||European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||9783662451397, 9783662451380|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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