A 7 year old child has had these lesions on his legs for seven days. His 4 year old sister has the same skin eruption.
a. Describe and interpret his photograph. (30%) b. Outline your management. (70%)
FACEM VAQ Exam 2007.1 – Question 5
- Photo showed multiple pustular lesions on the shin typical of impetigo.
- The overall pass rate for this question was 35/55 (63.6%).
- Examiners agreed that this a good image of a common paediatric skin infection.
- Candidates failing the question failed to make the diagnosis of impetigo and/or discuss directly relevant treatment options.