Common Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

Yayli S.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, pp.104-108, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Bacterial skin infections are among the major reasons for visits to outpatient clinics in childhood period. They contain a large group diseases from mild superficial folliculitis to complicated infections requiring hospitalization, such as staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. The main pathogens that involved in these infections are staphylococcus and streptococci. The overall increase in antimicrobial resistance of bacteria makes it difficult to treat skin infections. Therefore, it is crucial even treatment of the infections considered as mild infection according to the clinical apearance. (Turkderm 2011; 45 Suppl 2:104-8)