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Managing skin infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Australian Family Physician
Volume 43 Issue 1/2 (Jan/Feb 2014)

Abstract: Background: Skin infections are a cause of significant morbidity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Objective: This article gives an overview of some of the issues to consider when managing a patient with a skin infection. These issues may impact on completion of treatment and development of complications in the long term. Discussion: Management should consist of treatment of the patient through medication and also general measures for the patient, their family and the community as a whole. There are significant health and socioeconomic burdens placed on communities as a result of the high rate of skin disease in some settings.

To cite this article: Marquardt, Tonia. Managing skin infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children [online]. Australian Family Physician, Vol. 43, No. 1/2, Jan/Feb 2014: 16-19. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=826896554045614;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 0300-8495. [cited 09 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Marquardt, Tonia; Source: Australian Family Physician, Vol. 43, No. 1/2, Jan/Feb 2014: 16-19 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0300-8495 Subject: Torres Strait Islanders--Medical care; Skin--Infections; Infection in children--Treatment; Health services administration; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Senior Medical Officer, Primary Health Care, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Cairns, QLD, email: tmarquardt@rfdsqld.com.au

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