1986
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.122.11.1273
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Topical antibiotic treatment of impetigo with mupirocin

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“…When applied as an ointment, mupirocin is delivered to the outer layers of the skin without systemic absorption (22). In preliminary trials, mupirocin had been effective in treating superficial skin infections with cure rates in excess of 90% (8,16,20). This information has prompted a reconsideration of topical therapy for impetigo.…”
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“…When applied as an ointment, mupirocin is delivered to the outer layers of the skin without systemic absorption (22). In preliminary trials, mupirocin had been effective in treating superficial skin infections with cure rates in excess of 90% (8,16,20). This information has prompted a reconsideration of topical therapy for impetigo.…”
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“…This pathogen causes severe morbidity and mortality in hospitals worldwide [2][3][4]. Mupirocin was introduced in 1985 in the UK and has successfully been used to treat various staphylococcal skin infections and to eradicate intranasal MRSA carriage [5][6][7][8]. Application of mupirocin to the anterior nares of patients colonised with S. aureus has been shown to eliminate carriage of these isolates [9].…”
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“…Topical antibiotic treatment with mupirocin or fusidic acid has been shown to yield results equal to or even better than oral treatment (6)(7)(8)(9). Some authors have recommended that mupirocin should be reserved for nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in specific groups of patients (10,11).…”
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