Sunday, March 27, 2011

Honey-colored crusts

Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial skin disease more common in children caused by bacteria usually Staphylococcus aureus and at times Streptococcus pyogenes. In impetigo, the lesions begin as a red skin area, blister formation follows; next, the blisters rupture and the drying blister contents leave distinctive honey-colored crusts.
Impetigo lesions usually heal without treatment and without scarring.
Cole C, Gazewood J: Diagnosis and Treatment of Impetigo. Am Fam Physician, 2007  15;75(6):859-64. Go to reference


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