Managing skin infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
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by Marquardt T
||Australian Family Physician
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
This article provides an overview of some of the issues to consider when managing a patient with a skin infection, which may impact on completion of treatment and development of complications in the long term.
The article recommends management consisting of treatment of the patient through medication and also general measures for the patient, their family and the community as a whole.
Content covered includes:
- common causes of skin infections
- bacterial infections
- viral infections
- fungal infections
- parasitic infections
- management of infections
- treatment failure/incorrect diagnosis
- isolation/risk of spread
- general interventions
- patient specific
- community based.
The article also provides a case study of a child with scabies and a secondary bacterial component.
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