Bacterial impetigo is one of the most common skin infection in childhood. Uncertainty exists about its management. This article offers practical suggestions, given the existing evidence and experts' opinions, for correctly managing pediatric impetigo in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Italian physicians with an expertise on pediatric impetigo appointed a working group. A preliminary literature search using Pubmed/MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases has been performed. The most common controversial issues about pediatric impetigo have been identified and then discussed from multidisciplinary perspectives, according to the 'structured controversy' methodology, a technique discovered and designed to get engaged in a controversy and then guide participants to seek consensus. The expert panels identified 10 main controversies about pediatric impetigo. All of them have been discussed from dermatological, pediatric, pharmacological and microbiological points of view reaching consensus. Each controversy has been revised thus giving practical issues for an easy use in clinical practice. Based on clinical experts' opinion, local epidemiology and literature review this article offers practical suggestions for the management of pediatric impetigo trying to reduce uncertainty in this setting of care.

Pediatric impetigo: an expert panel opinion about its main controversies / Galli, Luisa; Novelli, Andrea; Ruggiero, Giuseppe; Stefani, Stefania; Fortina, Anna Belloni. - In: JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY. - ISSN 1120-009X. - ELETTRONICO. - 34:(2022), pp. 279-285. [10.1080/1120009X.2021.1961185]

Pediatric impetigo: an expert panel opinion about its main controversies

Galli, Luisa;Novelli, Andrea;Ruggiero, Giuseppe;Stefani, Stefania;
2022

Abstract

Bacterial impetigo is one of the most common skin infection in childhood. Uncertainty exists about its management. This article offers practical suggestions, given the existing evidence and experts' opinions, for correctly managing pediatric impetigo in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Italian physicians with an expertise on pediatric impetigo appointed a working group. A preliminary literature search using Pubmed/MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases has been performed. The most common controversial issues about pediatric impetigo have been identified and then discussed from multidisciplinary perspectives, according to the 'structured controversy' methodology, a technique discovered and designed to get engaged in a controversy and then guide participants to seek consensus. The expert panels identified 10 main controversies about pediatric impetigo. All of them have been discussed from dermatological, pediatric, pharmacological and microbiological points of view reaching consensus. Each controversy has been revised thus giving practical issues for an easy use in clinical practice. Based on clinical experts' opinion, local epidemiology and literature review this article offers practical suggestions for the management of pediatric impetigo trying to reduce uncertainty in this setting of care.
2022
34
279
285
Galli, Luisa; Novelli, Andrea; Ruggiero, Giuseppe; Stefani, Stefania; Fortina, Anna Belloni
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in FLORE sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificatore per citare o creare un link a questa risorsa: https://hdl.handle.net/2158/1308210
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 8
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 6
social impact