Flashcards in Skin Disorders Deck (12)
What in an uncomplicated skin infection?
Responds to antibiotic therapy alone.
Ex: staph aureus, staph pyrogens, group A strep
What in a complicated skin infection?
More than on organism.
Invasion of deeper tissues no requires debridement and other treatments.
What are the 2 types of cellulitis? Where is cellulitis most common?
Non-necrotizing and necrotizing
Commonly occurs: abdomen, lower extremities and perineum
What is the management for uncomplicated cellulitis?
Antibiotics may be necessary
What is the management of complicated cellulitis?
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 of Herpes Simplex Virus?
Type 1: cold sores
Type 2: genital warts
Where does Herpes Simplex Virus occur?
Skin, mucous membranes, CNS and genital tract.
List the 2 types of fungal infections lectured on, and what it likes.
Dermatophytosis - feeds off dead skin and infects the epidermis
Candida - warm, most environment (mucous membranes)
What is the diagnosis and treatment of a fungal infection?
Diagnosis: history, physical exam, KOH microscopy
Treatment: anti-fungal (topic or IV)
List the 6 different kinds of skin trauma.
Excoriation (superficial friction)
Friction blisters (rubbing- feet)
What are the 4 phases of wound healing?