Meaning of impetigo

im•pe•ti•go

Pronunciation: (im"pi-tī'gō), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a contagious skin disease, esp. of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a superficial pustular eruption, particularly on the face.
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