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Recent advances in understanding and treating scabies.

Fac Rev 2021 11;10:28. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

St Vincent's Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Scabies is an infestation of the skin caused by the mite In 2017, scabies was recognised by the World Health Organisation as a disease of public importance and was consequently added to the list of neglected tropical diseases. An estimated 200 million people currently have scabies worldwide. Scabies is endemic in many developing countries, with the highest prevalence being in hot, humid climates such as the Pacific and Latin American regions. Read More

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Disseminated gonococcal infection in a Japanese man with complement 7 deficiency with compound heterozygous variants: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(13):e25265

Department of General Medicine.

Rationale: Complement deficiency are known to be predisposed to disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI). We herein present a case of DGI involving a Japanese man who latently had a complement 7 deficiency with compound heterozygous variants.

Patient Concerns: A previously healthy 51-year-old Japanese man complained of sudden-onset high fever. Read More

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Problematic Purpura.

Cureus 2021 Feb 21;13(2):e13473. Epub 2021 Feb 21.

Pediatrics, John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA.

Post-emetic purpura is an often-forgotten cause of facial rash in the acute setting and can often be mistaken for more dangerous etiologies. We present a case of a child recently treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for impetigo who demonstrated a new rash after multiple episodes of vomiting. Lab workup, in conjunction with patient history and lesion location, pointed toward a diagnosis of post-emetic purpura. Read More

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February 2021

A comparative review of current topical antibiotics for impetigo.

Expert Opin Drug Saf 2021 Apr 13:1-7. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Dermatology, UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA.

Introduction: Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection largely affecting the pediatric population. The objective of this review is to provide a comparison of mechanism of action, efficacy and safety of the available topical antibiotics for impetigo.

Areas Covered: Randomized clinical trials that evaluated the use of topical antibiotics for treatment of impetigo were included. Read More

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Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in school-age children in Timor-Leste.

Parasit Vectors 2021 Mar 15;14(1):156. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Scabies and impetigo are endemic in many tropical, low- and middle-income countries. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin has emerged as a control strategy for these conditions. In 2019, Timor-Leste Ministry of Health planned to implement MDA including ivermectin for the control of lymphatic filariasis, so we undertook a baseline assessment of scabies and impetigo to better understand local epidemiology and contribute to future surveys assessing the impact of MDA. Read More

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A Case of Bullous Rash Apparently Triggered by Meningococcal and Rotavirus Vaccines in an Infant: Focus on Infantile Bullous Pemphigoid.

Dermatopathology (Basel) 2021 Feb 23;8(1):33-36. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Dermatology-IRCCS Policlinico di Sant'Orsola-Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy.

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease and is a rare condition in childhood. Acquired tense acral bullae and fixed urticarial annular lesions on the trunk are diagnostic clues of infantile BP. Diagnosis is supported by immunosorbent assay (IgG anti-BP180 and BP230) and direct immunofluorescence (linear deposition of IgG at the dermo-epidermal junction). Read More

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February 2021

Bullous impetigo mimicking epidermolysis bullosa.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021 Feb 24:1-2. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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February 2021

Impetigo as an adverse effect of topical 5% imiquimod treatment for viral warts.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Division of Dermatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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Defining the need for public health control of scabies in Solomon Islands.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 Feb 22;15(2):e0009142. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Tropical Diseases Research Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Pacific Island countries have a high burden of scabies and impetigo. Understanding of the epidemiology of these diseases is needed to target public health interventions such as mass drug administration (MDA). The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of scabies and impetigo in Solomon Islands as well as the relationship between them and their distribution. Read More

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February 2021

Significance of IL36RN mutation analyses in the management of impetigo herpetiformis: A case report and review of published cases.

J Dermatol 2021 Feb 18. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Dermatology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan.

Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) is a rare variant of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), which develops during pregnancy. GPP is associated with mutations of IL36RN, but it is still unclear whether the same is true of IH. A 20-year-old Japanese woman developed erythema and pustules on her trunk during the 27th week of her first pregnancy. Read More

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February 2021

Antimonium crudum in pediatric skin conditions: A classical homeopathic case series.

Clin Case Rep 2021 Feb 16;9(2):818-824. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Postgraduate Doctors' Training Institute Health Care Ministry of the Chuvash Republic Cheboksary Russia.

Homeopathic Antimonium crudum may be useful in many pediatric skin conditions if prescribed on symptom similarity. It may especially be helpful in reducing the use of antibiotics and steroids in this age-group if proven to be effective through larger scientific studies. Read More

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February 2021

[Palmoplantar dermatoses in children].

Hautarzt 2021 Mar 12;72(3):215-224. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Klinikum der Universität München LMU, Frauenlobstr. 9-11, 80337, München, Deutschland.

Dermatoses of the hands and feet cover a wide range of skin diseases that can occur in children and adolescents and are a frequent question in dermatological practice. Our synopsis of the most important differential diagnoses and their treatment is intended to provide better orientation for daily practice. A precise and detailed history is essential to establish a diagnosis, followed by clinical examination and specific examination methods. Read More

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Natural history of non-bullous impetigo: a systematic review of time to resolution or improvement without antibiotic treatment.

Br J Gen Pract 2021 25;71(704):e237-e242. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Background: Non-bullous impetigo is typically treated with antibiotics. However, the duration of symptoms without their use has not been established, which hampers informed decision making about antibiotic use.

Aim: To determine the natural history of non-bullous impetigo. Read More

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February 2021

Do Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Matter? An Algorithm for the Treatment of Patients With Impetigo.

J Drugs Dermatol 2021 02;20(2):134-142

Background: Impetigo, a highly contagious bacterial skin infection commonly occurring in young children, but adults may also be affected. The superficial skin infection is mainly caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and less frequently by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. Read More

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February 2021

A Structured Approach to Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs) in an Ambulatory Setting.

Clin Pract 2021 Feb 1;11(1):65-74. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Department of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University, 1 Medical Center Drive, Box 9149, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA.

The skin is the largest, and arguably, the most vulnerable organ in the human body. Scratches and scrapes, bites and puncture wounds, impetigo and erysipelas-all these disruptions can lead to pain, swelling, and/or systemic symptoms. In this article, which is based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 2014 guidelines and the World Society of Emergency Surgery and Surgical Infection Society of Europe's 2018 consensus statement, a structured approach to skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) is reviewed, comparing treatment for suppurative and non-suppurative infections, and then discussing specific conditions commonly seen in Primary Care and Urgent Care facilities. Read More

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February 2021

Mask-induced Koebner phenomenon and its clinical phenotypes: A multicenter, real-life study focusing on 873 dermatological consultations during COVID-19 pandemics.

Dermatol Ther 2021 Mar 8;34(2):e14823. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.

During COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks for prevention became mandatory but evidence suggest that is also detrimental for skin. Although facial dermatoses due to masks increase in both healthcare workers and general population, a pathogenetic hypothesis remains still elusive. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of dermatological consultations due to Koebner triggered dermatoses In this prospective, multicenter, real life study carried out in Italy from March 11th to December 11th 2020 during COVID-19 pandemics, dermatological consultations (in-person and telemedicine) to study the prevalence of Koebner (KB) phenomenon due to masks were evaluated. Read More

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Streptococcus pyogenes Is Associated with Idiopathic Cutaneous Ulcers in Children on a Yaws-Endemic Island.

mBio 2021 01 12;12(1). Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Exudative cutaneous ulcers (CU) in yaws-endemic areas are associated with subsp. (TP) and (HD), but one-third of CU cases are idiopathic (IU). Using mass drug administration (MDA) of azithromycin, a yaws eradication campaign on Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea reduced but failed to eradicate yaws; IU rates remained constant throughout the campaign. Read More

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January 2021

Therapeutic applications of lysostaphin against Staphylococcus aureus.

J Appl Microbiol 2020 Dec 31. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Staphylococcus aureus, an opportunistic pathogen, causes diverse community and nosocomial-acquired human infections, including folliculitis, impetigo, sepsis, septic arthritis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, implant-associated biofilm infections and contagious mastitis in cattle. In recent days, both methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections have increased. Read More

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December 2020

The Use of Ozenoxacin in Pediatric Patients: Clinical Evidence, Efficacy and Safety.

Front Pharmacol 2020 18;11:559708. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Pediatric Clinic, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Pietro Barilla Children's Hospital, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Impetigo is the most common childhood skin infection in the world. There are two patterns of impetigo: (or impetigo contagiosa) and . The type is due to and group A beta-haemolytic and occurs in 70% of impetigo cases. Read More

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November 2020

A scabies outbreak in the North East Region of Ghana: The necessity for prompt intervention.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 12 22;14(12):e0008902. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands.

Background: There is a dearth of data on scabies from Ghana. In September 2019, local health authorities in the East Mamprusi district of northern Ghana received reports of scabies from many parts of the district. Due to on-going reports of more cases, an assessment team visited the communities to assess the effect of the earlier individual treatment on the outbreak. Read More

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December 2020

Intolerable Burden of Impetigo in Endemic Settings: A Review of the Current State of Play and Future Directions for Alternative Treatments.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2020 Dec 15;9(12). Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2617, Australia.

Impetigo (school sores) is a common superficial bacterial skin infection affecting around 162 million children worldwide, with the highest burden in Australian Aboriginal children. While impetigo itself is treatable, if left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as chronic heart and kidney diseases. Topical antibiotics are often considered the treatment of choice for impetigo, but the clinical efficacy of these treatments is declining at an alarming rate due to the rapid emergence and spread of resistant bacteria. Read More

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December 2020

Hypopyon sign as an unusual complication of varicella infection in a girl with atopic dermatitis.

Wien Med Wochenschr 2021 Mar 10;171(3-4):61-64. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, also known as chickenpox, is a common childhood affliction. Generalized small itchy single-standing vesicles on erythematous skin are typical. Both cutaneous and systemic complications of the VZV infection may commonly occur. Read More

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Hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections in a population with endemic scabies: A prospective study in Fiji, 2018-2019.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 12 9;14(12):e0008887. Epub 2020 Dec 9.

Tropical Diseases Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Scabies is an important predisposing factor for impetigo but its role in more serious skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) is not well understood. Information is limited on incidence of SSTIs in the presence of endemic scabies. We conducted a prospective study of hospital admissions for SSTIs in the Northern Division of Fiji (population: 131,914). Read More

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December 2020

The prevalence of scabies in Monrovia, Liberia: A population-based survey.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 12 7;14(12):e0008943. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

Clinical Research Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

Scabies is known to be a public health problem in many settings but the majority of recent data is from rural settings in the Pacific. There is a need for high quality data from sub-Saharan Africa and peri-urban settings to inform scale up of scabies control efforts. There have been anecdotal reports of scabies being a public health problem in Liberia but robust data are lacking. Read More

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December 2020

The economic and health burdens of diseases caused by group A Streptococcus in New Zealand.

Int J Infect Dis 2021 Feb 2;103:176-181. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; Southern District Health Board, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Objectives: In preparation for the future arrival of a group A Streptococcus (GAS) vaccine, this study estimated the economic and health burdens of GAS diseases in New Zealand (NZ).

Methods: The annual incidence of GAS diseases was based on extrapolation of the average number of primary healthcare episodes managed each year in general practices (2014-2016) and on the average number of hospitalizations occurring each year (2005-2014). Disease incidence was multiplied by the average cost of diagnosing and managing an episode of disease at each level of care to estimate the annual economic burden. Read More

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February 2021

Community perspectives on scabies, impetigo and mass drug administration in Fiji: A qualitative study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 12 4;14(12):e0008825. Epub 2020 Dec 4.

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Scabies is endemic in Fiji and is a significant cause of morbidity. Little is known about the sociocultural beliefs and practices that affect the occurrence of scabies and impetigo, or community attitudes towards the strategy of mass drug administration that is emerging as a public health option for scabies and impetigo control in Fiji and other countries. Data were collected during semi-structured interviews with 33 community members in four locations in Fiji's Northern Division. Read More

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December 2020

Carpet beetle dermatitis mimicking bullous impetigo.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Jan 27;38(1):329-331. Epub 2020 Nov 27.

Section of Dermatology, Division of General Pediatrics, Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

A 13-year-old female patient presented with a 3-month history of recurrent blisters, which ruptured into multiple superficial erosions with overlying crust located on the face, neck, and shoulder. Treatment for presumed bullous impetigo showed no benefit. Samples collected from the patient's home revealed the presence of numerous carpet beetles in a wool rug. Read More

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January 2021