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Impetigo (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Author: John S Lee, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Edward Hospital.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.

REFERENCES:

Feaster, T., and J. Singer. "Topical Therapies for Impetigo." Pediatric Emergency Care 26.3 Mar. 2010: 222-227.

Geria, A., and R. Schwartz. "Impetigo Update: New Challenges in the Era of Methicillin Resistance." Cutis 85.2 Feb. 2010: 65-70.


Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2012

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