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Image Number 1019 (Impetigo contagiosa)


Diagnosis: Impetigo contagiosa

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 3

Type: Clinical

Description: Erythematous, oozy and crusted lesions in periorificial sites.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A 3-year-old boy presented with multiple, erythematous, oozy and crusted patches with honey-coloured crustations in periorificial distribution mainly around the nose and mouth of 4 days duration. Impetigo contagiosum is a common superficial bacterial skin infection usually caused by group-A beta-haemolytic streptococci and/or Staphylococcal aureus. It commonly occurs in children and can involve any body area especially the periorificial sites of the face.

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