Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue

{"ops":[{"insert":"Impetigo"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Impetigo is a highly contagious acute bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the epidermis. Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus are the most commonly implicated pathogens.\r\n\r\nImpetigo has traditionally been classified into two clinical forms: nonbullous and bullous.\r\n\r\nNonbullous impetigo is the more common form; this first appears as a discrete papulovesicular lesion that is surrounded by a localized area of redness. These lesions can occur anywhere but are most often found on the skin of the face and extremities.\r\n\r\nSubsequently, the vesicles become purulent and covered with a thick, confluent, amber-colored crust that has the appearance of being stuck on the skin. Regional lymphadenitis may also occur, but systemic"}]}

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