Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections

Andrews, Ross M., McCarthy, James, Carapetis, Jonathan R. and Currie, Bart J. (2009) Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 56 6: 1421-1440. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2009.09.002

Author Andrews, Ross M.
McCarthy, James
Carapetis, Jonathan R.
Currie, Bart J.
Title Skin disorders, including pyoderma, scabies, and tinea infections
Journal name Pediatric Clinics of North America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-3955
Publication date 2009-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.09.002
Volume 56
Issue 6
Start page 1421
End page 1440
Total pages 20
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher WB Saunders
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Pyoderma, scabies, and tinea are common childhood skin disorders too often considered to be merely of nuisance value. More than 111 million children are believed to have pyoderma, with many also co-infected with scabies, tinea, or both. These skin disorders cannot be differentiated by ethnicity or socioeconomic status but, in high-prevalence areas, poverty and overcrowded living conditions are important underlying social determinants. Each is transmitted primarily through direct skin-to-skin contact. For many Indigenous children, these skin conditions are part of everyday life. Although rarely directly resulting in hospitalization or death, there is a high and largely unmet demand for effective management at the primary health-care level, particularly for pyoderma and scabies. Despite particularly high prevalence in some settings, treatment is not sought for many children, and when sought, the clinical benefit from such consultations is variable. The lack of standard, evidence-based recommendations is of much concern. The current evidence base for clinical diagnosis and treatment of these common childhood skin disorders is highlighted.
Keyword Pyoderma
Skin diseases
Streptococcal infections
Staphylococcal infections
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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