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What is impetigo?

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by either Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria or group A Streptococcus (strep) bacteria that mainly affects infants and young children.

A child with impetigo should not share towels, clothes, face cloths, bedding, toys, or personal items such as combs or brushes with anyone else.

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