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A 4 year old female presents with several days of yellow crusting lesions only on her face.  She is afebrile and nontoxic.  The lesions are pruritic, but not painful. 

A. These lesions are not contagious
B. Systemic antibiotics have been shown to prevent later occurrence of glomerulonephritis
C. Group A streptococcus is the most common causative organism
D. Without treatment, these lesions will heal in 3-6 weeks
E. Systemic antibiotics have a higher cure rate than topical agents
Asked by Denver, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Without treatment, these lesions will heal in 3-6 weeks-impetigo is a slowly evolving pustular eruption, most common in preschool children. s. aureus is the most common pathogen, with group a strep...Read More
 

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