Skin: Impetigo

It is a highly contagious bacterial skin disease commonly found in children (2-5 years) than in adults. Mostly affects face around mouth and nose, sometimes in arms and legs characterized by blisters, yellowish or honey colored crusts. It is also known as school sores because it is common in school children. Proper hygiene and contact avoidance required.

Types:

  • Bullous impetigo - Characterized by large fluid filled blisters.
  • Non-bullous impetigo - characterized by yellow or brown or honey colored crusts which more contagious than bullous impetigo.

Causes - Staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria.


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