ERIC Number: EJ885189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 6
Lumps, Bumps, and Things that Go Itch in Your Office!
McLeod, Renee P.
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n6 p361-362 2004
This article presents a short case presentation and differential diagnosis of impetigo, a common, contagious, superficial skin infection that is produced by streptococci, staphylococci, or a combination of both bacteria. There are two different clinical presentations: (1) bullous impetigo; and (2) nonbullous impetigo. For years, it was thought that bullous impetigo was caused by "Staphylococcus aureus" whereas nonbullous impetigo was primarily a streptococcal disease. It is now known that "S. aureus" is the primary pathogen of both types of impetigo. Impetigo is usually considered a mild disease, but complications are not uncommon. The author provides a discussion of impetigo and how a school nurse should handle it. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: School Nurses, Communicable Diseases, Child Health, School Health Services, Clinical Diagnosis, Physical Health
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