El impétigo es una infección en la piel que en general es provocada por una de dos Los tres tipos de impétigo son el impétigo no ampolloso (con costras). English Translation, Synonyms, Definitions and Usage Examples of Spanish Word ‘impétigo vulgar’. ABSTRACT. Impetigo is a common cutaneous infection that is especially prevalent in children. Historically, impetigo is caused by either group A β- hemolytic.

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The resulting superficial ulceration is covered with purulent discharge that dries as an adhering and yellowish honey-colored crust.

Rather, glomerulonephritis may result from streptococcal cutaneous or upper respiratory tract infections, but the skin is the main previous site. DermatologyInfectious disease. In the impetigo treatment review performed by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the impeetigo report a relative lack of data on the efficacy of topical antiseptics. Yellowish skin crusts, painful [2] [3]. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Retrieved 7 October Archived from the original on Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes which spreads by direct contact [3].

Bacterial resistance rate is low, around 0. Globally, impetigo affects more than million children in low to middle income countries.

El impétigo (para Adolecentes)

Systemic absorption is minimal and the little that is absorbed is rapidly converted to inactive metabolite, hence the reason why there are not oral or parenteral formulations available. Impetigo is usually diagnosed based on its appearance. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired pyoderma. It is highly effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and all other species of streptococci except those of group D.


Recent genetic studies have shown a large quantity of Pseudomonas spp. Less than 3 weeks [3]. Mupirocin’s bactericidal activity is increased by the acidic pH on the skin. Click here for information on linking to our website or using our content or images. Sign up for our Email Newsletters.

Topical antibiotics are the treatment of choice for most cases of impetigo. The infection is spread by direct contact with lesions or with nasal carriers.

As side effects, contact dermatitis and more rarely, anaphylactic shock have been reported.

Benign vesicopustular eruptions in the neonate. In the United States there is already a formulation of mupirocin ointment without polyethylene glycol.

A crucial factor to the infection virulence is the ability of these bacteria to produce circulating toxins that act as superantigens.

Impetigo [Accessed 27 August ] Rarely progresses to systemic infection, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, lymphangitis, post-infectious glomerulonephritis most serious or staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Am Fam Physician ; It vulgae typically due to either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. Mupirocin acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, by binding with isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase enzyme, thus preventing the incorporation of isoleucine into protein chains.


Although doxycycline should not be used in children under the age of eight years old due to the risk of drug-induced tooth discolouration.

Impetigo – review

In meta-analyses publications, no difference between these two agents was demonstrated. Fusidic acid is highly effective against S. Effect of handwashing on child health: Epidermal wart callus seborrheic keratosis acrochordon molluscum contagiosum actinic keratosis squamous-cell carcinoma basal-cell carcinoma Merkel-cell carcinoma nevus sebaceous trichoepithelioma.

Sensitized patients may cross-react when exposed to other topical or vukgar aminoglycosides.

These enzymes hydrolyze the beta lactam vuulgar, and they are, so far, the main mechanism of resistance to betalactam antibiotics. Schachner L, Gonzalez A.

El impétigo

The blisters may be large or small. Several decades of epidemiological studies indicate that there are some strains impettigo group A streptococci that elicit oropharyngeal infections, but rarely cause impetigo. Bacterium-related cutaneous conditions Pediatrics.