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Impetigo and the Integumentary System

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Christie Flayhart

on 5 April 2013

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Transcript of Impetigo and the Integumentary System

Finally Their are few future advances for Impetigo because the disease is pretty much curable already but their are a few advances coming soon! Studies have determined that Impetigo should be treated with topical agents (ointments) that will reduce antibacterial resistance.. In an experiment NVC-422 was shown to be safe and well tolerated, and demonstrated a 100% response rate for treating patients with impetigo caused by MRSA, whether MRSA was the sole organism or in a mixed infection and more than a 93-95% response to all strains and full clinical response. Impetigo Impetigo and the Integumentary System Impetigo is a non-fatal skin (or integumentary system) disease caused many bacteria including staphylococci, streptococci, and MRSA. The only way it can become deadly is if it is not treated correctly it can spread internally. Integumentary System The integumentary system is better known as skin. The system is the first defense line against bacteria because it keeps bacteria out. Also, You are water resistant because of the outer layer of skin called the Epidermis which contains Keratin. Additionally, the Dermis (the other main part of the system) protects you from the sun's harmful UV rays with Melanin. Causes and Symptoms Impetigo is caused by poor hygiene, overcrowded living conditions, or contact with the pus left behind by the disease, or close contact with someone who already has Impetigo. Diseased ones will have blisters that will stay for awhile and eventually break and when this happens pus spills out from the blister Organs of the Integumentary System The 2 layers are the Epidermis and the Dermis. The Epidermis has the pore and the outer layer of skin. The Dermis contains most of the parts. It contains the sweat gland, the oil gland, and the hair folicle. Another important job of the Integumentary system is to remove waste (sweat) through the pores. Treatments and Future for Patients Treatments include antibiotic pills that are eaten or antibiotic ointment that is spread over diseased area. Four of the antibiotic types are dicloxacillin, altabax, cephalexin, and erythromycin. These treatments are effective and fully cure the disease in about a week. There are no side effects of the treatments and no sign leftover of people diseased with Impetigo and can only be spread while they still have the disease.
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