a bacterial skin infection characterized by microscopic, pus-filled blisters.

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Impetigo is a superficial skin infection most common among children age 2-6 ...
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Impetigo Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Several types of impetigo exist, with differing signs and symptoms. Impetigo contagiosa The most common is impetigo contagiosa, which usually starts as a red sore on your child''s face, most often aro...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... The usual cause of impetigo is the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, although another bacterium, Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus), may also cause or contribute to the condi...
Source: MayoClinic

Impetigo Prevention

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Prevention
... Keeping your child''s skin clean is the best way to keep it healthy. Treat cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other wounds right away to prevent infection. If someone in your family already has impetigo,...
Source: MayoClinic

Impetigo Treatment

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Complications
... Impetigo isn''t dangerous, but sometimes it may lead to serious complications, including: Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN). This kidney inflammation may develop after a streptococcal infect...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... The treatments for impetigo may vary depending on your child''s age, the type of impetigo and the severity of the infection. Treatments include: Hygienic measures. Sometimes your doctor may choose to ...
Source: MayoClinic

Impetigo Other

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Overview
... If you have children, you''ve probably dealt with an assortment of rashes and skin irritations over the years. One of the most common of these is impetigo — a skin infection that mainly affects ...
Source: MayoClinic

Group A Streptococcal Infections
... OVERVIEW Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacterium responsible for a variety of health problems. These infections can range from mild skin infection or sore thr...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

   

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  • Group A Streptococcal Infections
    ... OVERVIEW Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacterium responsible for a variety of health problems. These infections can range from mild skin infection or sore thr...

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