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July 1970

Bullous Impetigo Due to Group II: Staphylococcus aureus

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the Division of Neonatology, departments of pediatrics (Drs. Albert, Baldwin, Czekajewski, Nachman, and Robertson) and pathology (Dr. van Soestbergen), Ohio State University College of Medicine, and Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):10-13. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060044003

Thirty-four cases of bullous impetigo caused by group II Staphylococcus (phage type 3B/71) arose in a normal newborn nursery. The disease followed an increased colonization rate which coincided with a change in infant bathing technique.

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