BackgroundAbout Childhood 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.