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Middle English from Latin impetīgō from impetere to attack impetus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin impetīgo, from impetĕre (literally “to rush upon, assail, attack”).
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).
Staphylococci - impetigo, ecthyma, boils, carbuncles and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.
There is no significant difference in their effectiveness at treating impetigo.
Should my pregnant wife be concerned about being in close contact with children who have impetigo?
It is quite rare for an adult to get impetigo.
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