Bullous impetigo

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.

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Hi, I have a lesion on my face which seems to be spreading. It seems like pimples with a clear discharge which do not seem to heal. Can you...

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Pimples or acne are infection of the sebaceous glands and the spectrum of lesiosn range from white heads,...

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I am 61 year old female. I have been going through allergy treatment for last 7 months. In January this year I was having sporadic itchy...

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I have seen the images you have attached.

The lesions appear to be due...

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A few days ago I noticed a blister about the size of a nickel on the outside of my calf. It's not a burn blister and I have looked at it very...

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It seems that you are having bullous impetigo.

It is a bacterial infection caused by either staphylococci or streptococci.

Blood testing may be...

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