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What is impetigo?

Impetigo, commonly known as school sores, is a bacterial skin infection. It is characterized by itchy, red sores and/or blisters that may pop to produce a yellow-to-brown crust. It can develop anywhere on the body, but is most common around the mouth and nose.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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