Skin infections

Dermatology guidelines give the wrong message on antibiotics for impetigo

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 ...

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