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Ramsha Zaheer
Ramsha Zaheerabout 1 year ago
Honey-colored crusts on the face in a patient with Impetigo

Honey-colored crusts on the face in a patient with Impetigo

Impetigo refers to superficial bacterial infection of the epidermis most commonly caused by staphylococcus aureus. It mostly occurs in children and characterized by honey-colored crusts on an erythematous base and blisters which are formed due to the breakdown of desmoglein-1 by the exfoliative toxin of Staphylococcus aureus. Treatment is done by topical application of mupirocin or fusidic acid.

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