What is Bullous impetigo?
Bullous Impetigo is a cutaneous condition that characteristically occurs in the newborn, and is caused by a bacterial infection, presenting with bullae.
It can be caused by Exfoliative toxin A. The phyogenic superficial infection can be divided into two other subdivisions; Impetigo, and non-bullous impetigo. Bullous impetigo is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, which produces exfoliative toxins, whereas non-bullous impetigo is caused by either Staphylococcus aureus, or Streptococcus pyogenes. Bullous Impetigo can cause deaths in fewer than 3% of infected children, but up to a 60% death rate in adults. 30% of all Impetigo cases are related to Bullous impetigo.