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Impetigo (cont.)

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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.


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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