impetigo definition

  • noun:
    • A contagious microbial epidermis infection, typically of kids, which characterized by the eruption of superficial pustules and formation of dense yellowish crusts, frequently in the face.
    • A contagious microbial skin disease developing pustules and yellowish crusty sores, chiefly on the face and hands. It's quite common in children and disease is frequently through cuts or pest bites.
    • A cutaneous, pustular eruption, not attended with temperature; generally, some sort of eczema with pustulation.
    • In med.,a title previously directed at various pustular eruptions, at present usually retained within the designation of two conditions, impetigo contagiosa and impetigo herpetiformis.
    • a really infectious illness of the skin; typical in kids; localized redness develops into tiny sores that gradually crust and erode

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