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Default IMPETIGO: Staph A. or GAS

10y.o. crusty lesion aroung corner of the mouth
I picked Staph A.

what if it was non bullous impetigo...still staph A.? or GAS?
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crusty lesion always means impetigo
most likely staph, but could be strep group A
distinguish with a drop of H2O2 (catalase test).
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most likely sterpt or staph , sterpt more for crusty and staph for abccess , correct me if that is wrong
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in the test there was no choices,,
just crusty lesion around mouth overnight.
i picked staph A. i read somewhere that staph A. is always more prevelant..both in bullous and non bullous impetigo..(?)
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if i would have to guess which is more common, id also go with staph aureus.
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if i would have to guess which is more common, id also go with staph aureus.
alright thanks...q banks tend to ask alot of "most likely" and "most appropriate next step"
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