22 July, 2008

What is impetigo ?

Photo)  Impetigo(Infection of the skin), infected area were 
             put on isozine solution( stained with blown colour).

Photo)  Electron-microscopic graph of Staphylococcal aureus ( colour
             is not real one, artificially coloured, Dr. Dennis Kunkel).

❑ Symptoms:  It begins as tiny red spots and become blisters.  
                        The spots are circular , may be as smal as a 
                        dime or larger. It is spread to all over the 
                         body during few days.
❑ Age:            infants- child
❑ Season:       summer season
❑ Etiology:    Staphylococcus aureus(often) , or  Streptococcus.
❑Treatment: 1) cleaning the skin and apply the antibiotic ointment
                     2) antibiotics orally

Any questions:  write to  Keiji Hagiwara MD,  keijihagiwara@gmail.com