Common cutaneous infections

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    Abstract

    The skin is continuously exposed to a wide variety of pathogens and has a number of protective mechanisms to prevent invasive infection. Risk factors for infection include breaches of epithelial integrity through trauma or pre-existing dermatoses, underlying immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease and malnutrition. Cutaneous infections are common and can be potentially life-threatening. It is therefore important for all doctors to be able to accurately diagnose and manage common cutaneous infections. In this article, we describe the clinical features and management of the most common bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infestations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)390-395
    Number of pages6
    JournalMedicine
    Volume45
    Issue number6
    Early online date2 May 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

    Keywords

    • Candida
    • herpes simplex
    • impetigo
    • molluscum contagiosum
    • pediculosis
    • scabies
    • varicella zoster

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