Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by neo_star, Dec 18, 2012.
Hint : a highly contagious bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the epidermis.
starting of SSSS?
Although not exclusive, but SSSS is commonly seen in infants and this is not the start, rather a relatively later phase in the disease and thankfully not extensive.
Forme ulcÃ©rÃ©e de l'impÃ©tigo = Ecthyma.
The classic picture we have of impetigo that we have in mind - is the characteristic lesion, having a yellow - brown crust with 'stuck-on' appearance
and i guess if it was not for the hint....nobody would have dared to call the image i posted 'Impetigo'. The most common ans would have been 'Tinea'
A quick recall of the imp. points w.r.t. Impetigo
Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the epidermis, caused most often by Staphylococcus aureus and less often by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. In fact, both organisms can be present at the same time. Impetigo mainly affects infants and children; however, it may occur at any age. Participation in sports that involve skin-to-skin contact, such as football or wrestling, is a potential cause. Impetigo rarely progresses to systemic infection, although poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis is a very rare complication.
Impetigo traditionally has been divided into bullous and nonbullous varieties, but because they are clinically more or less indistinguishable, it is probably less confusing to use the term impetigo to describe both. Secondary impetiginization can, and often does, emerge as a secondary infection of preexisting skin disease or traumatized skin. An example is impetiginized eczema.
Separate names with a comma.