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Impetigo

An highly contagious skin disease with eruptions of pustules, pus filled blisters or pimples. The infection mainly affects children. It is usually caused by the streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria. The appearance of spots or inflamed patches is normally seen on the scalp, neck and face. Sometimes blisters that crust over appear on the knees and hands.
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