Impetigo is a contagious infection of the superficial epidermis.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Dermatological exam can reveal a painful (non-itchy) rash composed of pustules and “honey-colored” lesions.
Topical antibiotics (mupirocin) can be used to control the infection.
WHAT ELSE ARE WE WORRIED ABOUT?
Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis: this condition can occur after a case of impetigo (that is caused by the Streptococcus bacteria).
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