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Bacterial Infections

  • Stefano Veraldi
  • Luisa Carlotta Rossi
  • Emilio Berti
Chapter

Abstract

Impetigo is a bacterial superficial infection of the skin. It is the most frequent bacterial dermatitis in infancy. In Western countries, it occurs mainly in preschool children, particularly during the summer. The disease is contagious: it is not rare to observe minor epidemics in kindergartens.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Veraldi
    • 1
  • Luisa Carlotta Rossi
    • 1
  • Emilio Berti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathophysiology and TransplantationUniversità degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanItaly

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