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Interventions for impetigo

  1. Sander Koning1,
  2. Renske van der Sande1,
  3. Arianne P Verhagen1,
  4. Lisette WA van Suijlekom-Smit2,
  5. Andrew D Morris3,
  6. Christopher C Butler4,
  7. Marjolein Berger1,5,
  8. Johannes C van der Wouden1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Skin Group

Published Online: 18 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003261.pub3


How to Cite

Koning S, van der Sande R, Verhagen AP, van Suijlekom-Smit LWA, Morris AD, Butler CC, Berger M, van der Wouden JC. Interventions for impetigo. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003261. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003261.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Erasmus Medical Center, Department of General Practice, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Paediatric Rheumatology, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  3. 3

    University of Wales College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Cardiff, Wales, UK

  4. 4

    University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK

  5. 5

    University Medical Centre Groningen, Department of General Practice, Groningen, Netherlands

*Johannes C van der Wouden, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, Amsterdam, 1007 MB, Netherlands. j.vanderwouden@vumc.nl.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 JAN 2012

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs placebo (P), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs another topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 2 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs disinfecting treatments (Dt), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs antifungal (Af), Outcome 1 Cure.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) + oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab) vs topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) + oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Non-bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) + oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) antibiotics (Ab) vs placebo (P), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab) (cephalosporin) vs another oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 10.1]
Analysis 10.1. Comparison 10 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) cephalosporin vs other oral (Or) cephalosporin, Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 11.1]
Analysis 11.1. Comparison 11 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) macrolide vs penicillin, Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 12.1]
Analysis 12.1. Comparison 12 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) macrolide vs another oral (Or) macrolide, Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 13.1]
Analysis 13.1. Comparison 13 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) penicillin vs other oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab) (including penicillin), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 14.1]
Analysis 14.1. Comparison 14 Non-bullous impetigo: other comparisons of oral (Or) antibiotics (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 15.1]
Analysis 15.1. Comparison 15 Non-bullous impetigo: oral (Or) antibiotics (Ab) vs disinfecting treatments (Dt), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 16.1]
Analysis 16.1. Comparison 16 Bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antimicrobial vs placebo (P), Outcome 1 Cured/improved after 3 to 4 days.
[Analysis 17.1]
Analysis 17.1. Comparison 17 Bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs another topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 18.1]
Analysis 18.1. Comparison 18 Bullous impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 19.1]
Analysis 19.1. Comparison 19 Bullous impetigo: oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab) vs another oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 20.1]
Analysis 20.1. Comparison 20 Secondary impetigo: topical (Top) antibiotic (Ab) vs oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 21.1]
Analysis 21.1. Comparison 21 Secondary impetigo: steroid (S) vs antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 22.1]
Analysis 22.1. Comparison 22 Secondary impetigo: steroid (S) + antibiotic (Ab) vs steroid (S), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 23.1]
Analysis 23.1. Comparison 23 Secondary impetigo: steroid (S) + antibiotic (Ab) vs antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.
[Analysis 24.1]
Analysis 24.1. Comparison 24 Secondary impetigo: oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab) vs another oral (Or) antibiotic (Ab), Outcome 1 Cure/improvement.