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Skin Sepsis

  • The term 'skin infection' or 'skin sepsis' includes cellulitis, impetigo and abscesses of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, all of which are caused by bacterial infection.

  • Other conditions which compromise skin integrity including eczema , insect bites and scabies causing bacterial skin infections are included.

  • A comprehensive approach to intervention which addresses underlying social, economic and environmental factors as well as health service access and quality issues is required in recurrent, persistent or serious skin sepsis.

  • Due to potential serious complications medical treatment with oral antibiotic is recommended for boils, cellulitis and impetigo bigger than a shirt button or multiplying impetigo. 

Last updated : Thursday, May 18, 2017
Next review date : Friday, May 18,2018

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