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Image Number 1053 (Impetigo contagiosa)


Diagnosis: Impetigo contagiosa

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 1


Description: Crusted patches around the nose and mouth.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Periorificial sites + Honey-coloured crusts + Short duration are important features in the diagnosis of impetigo contagiosum which commonly affects children. This nice baby presented with multiple erythematous patches covered with yellow crusts that spread quickly within 3 days to involve the periorificial areas around the mouth and nose.  

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