DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Acute or chronic infection of the epidermis (impetigo contagiosa) and possibly also of the various skin appendages (infection of the hair follicles = folliculitis; infection of the nail organs = paronychia; infection of the sweat glands = hidradenitis). This leads to pus rashes and overlapping scaling and crust formation.
A distinction is made between diseases which are called "pyoderm" and have a pyodermic appearance, but which are based on a different etiopathogenesis (e.g. Pyoderma gangraenosum).
ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
- Non-follicularly bound pyoderma:
- Follicularly bound pyodermias:
- Pyoderma bound to sweat glands:
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DiagnosisThis section has been translated automatically.
Bladder fluid or fresh, weeping crusts are suitable for examination. The smear material is heat-set and stained according to methylene blue or gram. Gram staining allows the detection of Gram-positive cocci in heaps or grapes. The pathogen culture is usually carried out on blood agar. The result can be read off after 24-48h. A further differentiation can be made by means of the coloured row (Api-Staph system, Api-20-Strep system).
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
- Benzylpenicillin is the agent of choice for infections with β-haemolytic streptococci. Alternatively, erythromycin, tetracyclines, clindamycin or cephalosporins can be used.
- For staphylococcal infections: cephalosporins or flucloxacillin (e.g. Staphylex Kps.) 3 times/day 1 g in 3 doses. Alternatively: Vancomycin, Teicoplanin, Dicloxacillin, Clindamycin, Fosfomycin.
General therapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Cave! Smear infections caused by lesions or bandages. Disinfection of utensils!
External therapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Note(s)This section has been translated automatically.
Bacterial superinfected dermatoses are to be separated. The term impetiginization is reserved for this. However, this differentiation is not always clear.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Abeck D et al (2001) Pyodermias - An interdisciplinary problem. Dtsch Ärztebl 98: 2950-2960
- Hartman-Adams H et l. (2014) Impetigo: diagnosis and treatment. On Fam Physician 90:229-35.
Incoming links (36)Absssi; Acne conglobata infantum; Acne necrotica; Anetodermia; Bridge scars; Bromoderm; Contagious ecthyma; Contagious mollusc; Diogenes symptom complex; Disinfectants; ... Show all
Outgoing links (31)Acute paronychia; Boils; Bulla repens; Carbuncle; Cephalosporins; Clindamycin; Contagious impetigo; Dicloxacillin; Erythromycin; Flucloxacillin; ... Show all
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