Impetigo, a Brief Review


avatar M Beheshti 1 , * , avatar Sh Ghotbi 2

Family Physician, Fasa Medical School, Fasa, Iran
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fasa Medical School, Fasa, Iran

how to cite: Beheshti M, Ghotbi S. Impetigo, a Brief Review. Shiraz E-Med J.8(3): 138-141.


Impetigo is a primary superficial bacterial skin infection, initially vesicular or bul- lous, and later crusted. It is caused by staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyo- genes or both. It is highly contagious and usually treated with systemic antibiot- ics. Possible complications include cellulitis, lymphangitis, furunculosis, Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, pigmentary changes with or without scarring and acute post streptococcal glumerulonephritis (PSGN).A concise review of literature is presented here to cover the most important as- pects of impetigo.

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