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Impetigo is a bacterial skin
infection that is caused by strep or staph bacteria. The infection often begins when bacteria that
normally can be present on the skin enter a small cut or scratch.
Symptoms of impetigo include yellow, crusty, oozing blisters or
sores. The sores can appear anywhere on the body. Scratching the
blisters may spread impetigo to other parts of the body. Impetigo is more
common in children than adults.
Impetigo is treated with
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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