Topical antibiotics v various treatments for clinical cure (or improvement) of non-bullous impetigo at 1 week*

ComparisonNumber of trials (n)Weighted event ratesRBI (95% CI)NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Topical antibiotic v placebo5 (365)58% v 21%179% (108 to 274)3 (3 to 4)
Topical mupirocin v oral erythromycin10 (581)91% v 85%7% (1 to 13)17 (9 to 100)
Topical antibiotic v disinfecting treatment2 (292)72% v 62%15% (1 to 32)Borderline significance