Herpes-like impetigo due to group A ß-haemolytic Streptococcus.
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Patrizi A., Savoia F., Giacomini F., Neri I. 2007. Herpes-like impetigo due to group A ß-haemolytic Streptococcus. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 17 (3):163-65.
AbstractPatients affected by atopic eczema very often present skin overinfection. The more frequently involved bacterium is Staphylococcus aureus, whereas only rarely group A ß-hemolytic Streptococcus is cultured from the overinfected areas of atopic eczema. We present two patients affected by atopic eczema with herpes-like lesions caused by group A streptococcal infection. Clinicians should be aware of this condition to institute a correct empirical therapy prior to microbiological confirm of the infectious agent.
Herpes-like impetigo, Group A ß-hemolytic Streptococcus, atopic dermatitis