Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Impetigo contagiosa

Impetigo contagiosa

History

          This 2-year-old baby presented with multiple erythematous patches covered with yellow crusts that spread quickly within 3 days to involve the periorificial areas around the mouth and nose. The following features  are good clues to the diagnosis of impetigo contagiosum which commonly occurs in children:
1. Periorificial distribution
2. Short duration
3. Honey-coloured crusts.
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