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Recognising the signs of impetigo

Recognising the signs of impetigo


Jean Robinson
Clinical Nurse Specialist Paediatric Dermatology
Barts and The London NHS Trust

Impetigo is a highly infectious bacterial skin condition which is a common problem in children.(1–3) It can involve any part of the body, but mainly affects the face, nostrils and extremities. It is a superficial pyoderma or superficial infection of the skin and soft tissues, and is characterised by inflammation and infection localised in the epidermis. There are two classic forms:

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