ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Pyogenic bacterial infections of the skin or subcutaneous...
1B72 — Impetigo
1B72.0 — Bullous impetigo

ICD-11 1B72.0 — Bullous impetigo

Bullous impetigo is a contagious superficial infection of the skin caused by certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus which release toxins into the local environment which are capable of cleaving desmoglein I, a protein involved in intercellular adhesion of epidermal keratinocytes. In contrast to the very superficial, rapidly shed and rarely observed blisters of non-bullous impetigo, the bullae of bullous impetigo are tense and well demarcated, sometimes reaching several centimetres in diameter before rupture.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

The diagnosis is included in 1 another class.

  • Neonatal bullous impetigo (EH11)

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