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What causes impetigo?

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Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
Dermatology
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In brief: A skin infection

It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral antibiotic or a topical antibiotic like muciporcin.

In brief: A skin infection

It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral antibiotic or a topical antibiotic like muciporcin.
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Dr. Ana Duarte
Dermatology

In brief: Bacteria

Staph and strep or both are common causes.

In brief: Bacteria

Staph and strep or both are common causes.
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