Impetigo physical examination
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The diagnosis of impetigo is primarily clinical. A thorough physical examination plays an important role in the diagnosis of impetigo along with a detailed history taking.Bullae, papules, pustules or ulcers may be visible depicting various types of impetigo.
- Bullous impetigo
- Non-bullous impetigo
- Patients with impetigo are usually not in distress
- Patients may appear fatigued
The following vital signs may be noticed in impetigo:
Trunk and Extremities
The following findings may be found on genitourinary examination of a patient with impetigo:
- Rash on the genitals
- Dysuria in case the rash is rash involving the skin around the urethra
- Inguinal lymphadenopathy
There are usually no neurological findings in a patient with impetigo.
Given below are some exmples of impetigo on various skin locations.
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