Bacterial Resistance and Impetigo Treatment Trends: A Review
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 243–248, May/June 2012
How to Cite
Bangert, S., Levy, M. and Hebert, A. A. (2012), Bacterial Resistance and Impetigo Treatment Trends: A Review. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 243–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01700.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
Abstract: Impetigo is a common cutaneous infection that is especially prevalent in children. The prevalence of colonization and infection with resistant strains is continually increasing, forcing clinicians to reevaluate treatment strategies. Newer topical agents are effective in treating infections with resistant strains and may help minimize resistance and adverse effects from systemic agents. Use of topical disinfectants to decrease colonization is an important adjunctive measure. Physicians should be aware of local resistance patterns in impetigo to help guide therapy.