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May 1988

Pyoderma Pathophysiology and Management

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(5):753-755. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670050097030

• Cutaneous infections with Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are major complications of epidermolysis bullosa. Application of impermeable occlusive dressings over denuded skin colonized with these bacteria results in rapid multiplication and the hazard of severe pyoderma. Approaches to the prophylactic treatment of these infections during the long-term management of epidermolysis bullosa are considered.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:753-755)