Monday, July 31, 2017

Cutaneous manifestations of Streptococcus

Hello awesomites!
Here's a collection of Cutaneous infections/diseases caused by Streptococcus pyogenes

Direct infections of skin or subcutaneous tissue-

1. Cellulitis
2. Impetigo
4. Vulvovaginitis
5. Perianal infection
6. Streptococcal ulcers
7. Blistering distal dactylitis
8. Necrotizing fasciitis

Secondary infection-

Eczema, infestations, ulcers, etc.

Tissue damage from circulating toxins-

1. Scarlet fever
2. Toxic‐shock‐like syndrome
3. Recurrent toxin‐mediated perineal erythema

Skin lesions due to allergic hypersensitivity to Streptococcal antigens

1. Erythema nodosum
2. Vasculitis

Skin disease provoked or influenced by Streptococcal infection (mechanism uncertain)-

1. Psoriasis, especially guttate forms.
2. Kawasaki disease.

That's all!

MD Mobarak Hussain (Maahii)

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