Chapter 12. Infective Skin Conditions and Infestations

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch12

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Infective Skin Conditions and Infestations, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • infective skin conditions and infestations;
  • healthy skin, tough barrier keeping out allergens and pathogens;
  • infections and infestations - being common and treated by primary care team;
  • Bullous impetigo caused by S. aureus and non-bullous impetigo;
  • impetigo - self-limiting, persists and spreads if untreated;
  • Varicella, acute, highly infectious disease-by varicella zoster virus (VZV) causing shingles;
  • warts (verrucae), common cutaneous tumours due to infection via direct inoculation of epidermal cells with human papilloma virus (HPV);
  • Kawasaki disease-acute systemic vasculitis, small and medium arteries;
  • superficial fungal skin infections-very common in people of all ages;
  • superficial white onychomycosis (SWO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bacterial skin infections

  • Viral infections

  • Fungal infections

  • Infestations

  • Conclusion

  • References