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  • Certain factors, such as heat and humidity, crowded conditions, and poor hygiene increase the chance that this type of impetigo will spread rapidly among large groups of children.
  • Impetigo tends to develop in areas of the skin that have already been damaged through some other mechanism (a cut or scrape, burn, insect bite, or vesicle from chickenpox).
  • There is also a chance that if transmitted to the face or other parts of the body the bacteria in the sty can cause impetigo, a contagious skin infection.
  • If left untreated, the type of bacteria causing this type of impetigo has the potential to cause a serious kidney disease (glomerulonephritis).
  • Even when impetigo is initially caused by strep bacteria, the vesicles are frequently secondarily infected with staph bacteria.