Systemic antibiotics are being overprescribed in Australia for impetigo and the blame lies partly in the lack of clear recommendations against this in dermatology guidelines, researchers say. A review of data from 683 GP registrar consultations for new cases of impetigo found that solely systemic antibiotics were prescribed in 306 (44.8%), both systemic and topical ...
Dermatology guidelines give the wrong message on antibiotics for impetigo
By Michael Woodhead
1 Nov 2019