Which of the statements are true about the following patient's condition?
A 4 year old female presents with several days of yellow crusting lesions only on her face.Â She is afebrile and nontoxic.Â The lesions are pruritic, but not painful.Â
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
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 a distant second. impetigo is found most often on the face and other exposed areas and is highly contagious among infants and young children (less so in older children and adults.) the rash begins as pustular lesions with an erythematous base. when the lesions break, they leave red erosions covered with a yellow crust. systemic and topical therapies are equally successful in treating impetigo. for extensive lesions, systemic treatment should be used. there is no evidence that systemic antibiotics prevent the development of acute glomerulonephritis. treatment options include topical mupirocin, oral erythromycin (in adults), or cephalexin (in children.) without, treatment, impetigo heals within 3-6 weeks. (chapter 118)
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