Sunday, August 19, 2007

Boils, furuncles and impetigo

Boils (furuncles) are localised, subcutaneous pyogenic infections, most frequently by Staphylococcus aureus, originating deep in a hair follicle.

Impetigo is a contagious superficial pyoderma, caused by Staphylococcus aureus and/or group A streptococci, that begins with a superficial flaccid vesicle that ruptures and forms a thick yellowish crust.

  • Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictionary, v5.0
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Stephen Sanderson said...

I really appreciate your post about Impetigo. Thanks.