Impetigo or ringworm?
Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: King, Ruth
Pub Date: 05/01/2007
Publication: Name: Community Practitioner Publisher: Ten Alps Publishing Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2007 Ten Alps Publishing ISSN: 1462-2815
Issue: Date: May, 2007 Source Volume: 80 Source Issue: 5
Accession Number: 164257056
Full Text: Does Dr Mike Wyndham really not know the difference between impetigo and ringworm, or is this an editorial cock-up? And please, can't we have a more relevant photo? Most of your readers are dealing with young children, not adolescents. Seriously, as nurse prescribers it is not okay for us to muddle ringworm (which we can prescribe for) and impetigo (which we can't).

Ruth King

Health Visitor.

It is not Dr Wyndham, but editorial ignorance and the perils of using a medical dictionary that were to blame for the headline. As regards to the picture--yes, we know a large proportion of our readers are dealing with young children, but we like to reflect diversity among our readers, their patients and clients.

Acting editor
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