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A contagious skin infection, usually of children, that is caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and is marked by superficial pustules and thick yellow crusts, commonly on the face.
[Middle English, from Latin impetīgō, from impetere, to attack; see impetus.]
im′pe·tig′e·nous (-tĭj′ə-nəs) adj.
(Pathology) a contagious bacterial skin disease characterized by the formation of pustules that develop into yellowish crusty sores
[C16: from Latin: scabby eruption, from impetere to assail; see impetus; for form, compare vertigo]
im•pe•ti•go(ˌɪm pɪˈtaɪ goʊ)
a contagious skin infection, usu. streptococcal, characterized by pustules that erupt and form crusts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impetīgō=impet(ere) to make for, attack (see impetus) + -īgō, as in vertīgō vertigo]
im`pe•tig′i•nous (-ˈtɪdʒ ə nəs) adj.
A contagious disease often affecting children, characterized by the formation of pimples and thick yellow crusts on the skin.
A skin infection characterized by raised, blister-like lesions, especially around the nose and mouth. These lesions rupture and form a yellowish crust.
impetigo[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] N → impétigo m
n (Med) → Eiterflechte f, → Impetigo f
impetigo[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] n (Med) → impetigine f
n. impétigo, infección bacteriana de la piel que se caracteriza por pústulas dolorosas de tamaño diferente que al desecarse forman costras amarillentas;
___ contagiosa → ___ contagioso;
___ neonatorum → ___ del neonato;
___ vulgaris → ___ vulgar.