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Skin and soft tissue infections 

Skin and soft tissue infections
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Skin and soft tissue infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0021
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter covers impetigo (with lesions commonly affecting children in tropical and subtropical regions), folliculitis affecting hair follicles, cutaneous abscesses involving collections of pus within the dermis and deeper skin structures, furuncles (boils which are deep inflammatory nodules), carbuncles (which are deeper lesions), ecthyma (punched-out ulcers caused by Staphylococcus aureus or group A streptococci), erysipelas with lymphatic involvement, and cellulitis which extends into the subcutaneous tissue.

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