Impetigo contagiosa: a comparison of erythromycin and dicloxacillin therapy.


One hundred patients with impetigo were prospectively enrolled in a study to determine the current etiology and comparative therapeutic efficacy of two oral antimicrobial agents active against both group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABS) and Staphylococcus aureus. After obtaining a bacterial culture from a representative impetiginous lesion, the children… (More)