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Impetigo

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Impetigo is a superficial skin disease that is usually found in children between 2 and 6 years old as well as older people who play close contact sports such as American football, rugby, and wrestling. The name impetigo derives from the Latin impetere (“assail”) because it often results from these ...

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