Skin infection

Bacterial skin infections can range from folliculitis to cellulitis, from impetigo, to superficial skin infections to sepsis and even toxic shock syndrome.

Bacterial infections may be preceded by trauma or be spontaneous.

Staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus pyogenes are the major bacterial agents that cause cutaneous bacterial infections.

Culturing purulent material from superficial skin infections is helpful in determining the underlying organism and antibacterial sensitivities which can guide treatment.

Bacterial folliculitis follows to a superficial or deep infection of hair follicles.

Cutaneous candidiasis looks macerated, with erythematous plaques, and psatellite pustules in Intertriginous areas.

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