TITLE

Impetigo

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Impetigo, a contagious skin disease that is most common among children. The disease is marked by the formation of pus-filled blisters on the skin, particularly on the face, scalp, feet, and hands. When these blisters break, yellowish crusts form. Impetigo is caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria. It is spread by contact between infected and healthy skin. It is treated with antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
37309481

 

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