Skin infections

Journal article

Acne in adolescents

Acne vulgaris affects more than 90% of Australian adolescents aged 16–18 years, but there are many treatment options available.
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Observations on Filariasis in Western Samoa

The following investigations were carried out when the writer was research assistant to the Research Expeditions sent to Western Samoa in 1953 and 1954 by the Medical Research Council of New Zealand. The members of these expeditions were Dr. D.D. McCarthy, Mr. M.J. Marples, Mr...

Serious skin infections in New Zealand children

Skin infections are a common and widespread ailment among children. While these infections have generally been considered benign, the number requiring overnight hospitalisation for treatment, termed 'serious skin infections', has risen markedly in recent years with the incidence in NZ children thought to be significantly...

Children with special healthcare needs, and atopic dermatitis: an update

Of the Australian children who start their first year of formal full-time school each year, the majority start with their development on track and ready to take advantage of everything that school has to offer. About four per cent of children will start school with...

Impetigo and febrile convulsions

Impetigo is the most common skin infection of early childhood and is associated with warm, humid weather, crowded living conditions and close physical contact. Insect bites, cutaneous trauma to uncovered limbs, eczema, scabies and insect bites are important risk factors. This article considers features, management...