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How is impetigo diagnosed?
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
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In brief: Appearance, culture
It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, staph, strep or both is responsible, and what antibiotics will be effective.

In brief: Appearance, culture
It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, staph, strep or both is responsible, and what antibiotics will be effective.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
In brief: Clinical, +/- test
Clinical: painful, red, itchy, poor healing lesion with honey-colored crusts test: swab for culture and sensitivity may be performed, biopsy rarely if other diagnoses are suspected.

In brief: Clinical, +/- test
Clinical: painful, red, itchy, poor healing lesion with honey-colored crusts test: swab for culture and sensitivity may be performed, biopsy rarely if other diagnoses are suspected.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Thank
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