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Bacterial and spirochaetal infections 

Bacterial and spirochaetal infections
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Bacterial and spirochaetal infections
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0006
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date: 05 August 2020

This chapter provides guidance to the diagnosis and management of common and important cutaneous bacterial and spirochaetal infections, including those that may present in immunosuppressed patients. These topics are discussed: folliculitis, impetigo, cellulitis, erysipeloid, cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, meningococcal infections, cutaneous mycobacterial infections (tuberculosis, leprosy), syphilis, and Lyme disease. Advice is provided on prescribing and dealing with carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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