Impetigo and Folliculitis

Definitions

Superficial infection of skin primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes and most often affecting young children.

Two clinical forms include non-bullous and bullous impetigo.

Deeper form of impetigo that results in ulceration and crusting.

Ecthyma is more commonly associated with S. pyogenes than S. aureus.

Infection of skin and hair follicle to variable depths producing papules and pustules.