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PARENT/GUARDIAN Prepared by Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) June 2008 133 Your child may have been exposed to:

Fact Sheet: Impetigo What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin usually caused by either group A streptococci or Staphylococcus aureus.

Impetigo. What is impetigo? Impetigo is a common skin infection caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria. Who is at risk for impetigo?

Title: Impetigo Disease Fact Sheet, P-42062 Author: DHS/DPH Subject: impetigo disease fact sheet Keywords: p-42062, wisconsin, division of public health, dhs, impetigo, skin infection, infection, streptococcus pyogenes, group a streptococci, gas, bacteria, blisters, yellow drainage, honey

Scabies and Impetigo CHARLES D. FREEMAN, M.D. L AM sceptical as to the value of didactic teaching of skin diseases without showing cases at the time.

Watkins P (2005) Impetigo: aetiology, complications and treatment options. Nursing Standard; 19: 36, 50–54. Yang LP, Keam SJ (2008) Retapamulin: a review of its use in the management of impetigo and other uncomplicated superficial skin infections. Drugs; 68: 6, 855–873. Nursing Practice

Dermatophytic and Yeast Infections Tinea corporis Tinea cruris and pedis Bacterial Infections Impetigo contagiosa Cellulitis Furuncles, carbuncles, and abscesses

For impetigo? EvidEncE-basEd answEr A Although evidence is lack-ing to support a single best treat-ment for impetigo, topical mupirocin, fusidic acid, gentamicin, and retapamu-lin are all at least 20% more likely than placebo to

Impetigo is a bacterial infection that is generally caused by two major types of bacteria, streptococcus, the bacteria that causes strep throat, and staphylococcus, the bacteria that commonly results in a staph infection.

The Health Care of Homeless Persons – Part I – Impetigo 63 Impetigo Sarah McSweeney-Ryan, MD Megan Sandel, MD I mpetigo is a very contagious bacterial infection of the superficial layer of the

Impetigo, Continued In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Outpatient l PFEN 039 / 01.10 / Impetigo Page 2 of 2

Impetigo What is impetigo? Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that causes draining sores on the body. It is caused by one of two types of bacteria, either group A streptococci or Staphylococcus aureus. Who gets impetigo?

Lous impetigo, which is caused exclusively by S. aureus, results in large, flaccid bullae and is more likely to affect intertriginous areas. Both types usually resolve within two to three weeks without scarring, and complications are

Your child has a rash that may be Impetigo. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria that often infects sores, insect bites and other skin rashes. It is very contagious and can be spread easily to others. Home Treatment for Mild Cases of Impetigo

• Impetigo (school sores) is a highly contagious type of skin infection caused by the Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. • The infection is characterised by inflamed blisters that pop, weep and form crusts.

May send home classroom letter to parents/guardians to inform them of possible impetigo. Impetigo – Common skin infection caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria Author: Daniel I. Deese Last modified by: Exceptional Children

Scabies and Impetigo CHARLES D. FREEMAN, M.D. L AM sceptical as to the value of didactic teaching of skin diseases without showing cases at the time.

This fact sheet is for information only and is not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.

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