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glossary:impetigo

Impetigo:

A common superficial bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus_aureus aureus or group A betahemolytic streptococci. Characteristics include thin, fragile vesicles and bullae which evolve pustules that rupture and discharge a thin, ambercolored fluid that dries and forms a honey-colored crust. This condition is most often seen in children and is located on the face, especially about the mouth and nose.

See: Infections Associated with Lymphedema

glossary/impetigo.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)