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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 476-488
Bioline Code: dv10151
Full paper language: English
Document type: Symposium
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 476-488

 en Current concepts in the management of bacterial skin infections in children
Palit, Aparna & Inamadar, Arun C.

Abstract

Bacterial skin infections in children vary widely clinically, starting from mild superficial folliculitis to deep necrotizing fasciitis. The causative organisms are mostly Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus, with occasional involvement of Gram-negative organisms. Treatment of even the milder forms of bacterial skin infections is of importance because of the long-term morbidity associated with them. However, because of global emergence of resistant strains of bacteria, treatment of these conditions is becoming increasingly difficult. The current antibacterial resistance patterns in organisms causing skin and soft tissue infections and the problems encountered in their management in children have been discussed.

Keywords
Bacterial infections, children, skin, cellulitis, impetigo, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, methicillin-sensitive S. aureus,

 
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