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Can impetigo cause any other, more serious, infections?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Could be rare but serious: cellulitis and glumerulonephritis (kidney inflammation).

In brief: Yes

Could be rare but serious: cellulitis and glumerulonephritis (kidney inflammation).
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

It may lead to deeper infection such as cellulitis, abcess, or lymphangitis, even blood infection (sepsis).
Also it may lead to or be associated with respiratory infection (sore throat, ear infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) or infection other places in the body.

In brief: Yes

It may lead to deeper infection such as cellulitis, abcess, or lymphangitis, even blood infection (sepsis).
Also it may lead to or be associated with respiratory infection (sore throat, ear infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) or infection other places in the body.
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