impetigo

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im·pe·ti·go

 (ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō)
n.
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.

impetigo

(ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪɡəʊ)
n
(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]
impetiginous adj

im•pe•ti•go

(ˌɪm pɪˈtaɪ goʊ)

n.
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.

im·pe·ti·go

(ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō)
A contagious disease often affecting children, characterized by the formation of pimples and thick yellow crusts on the skin.

impetigo

A skin infection characterized by raised, blister-like lesions, especially around the nose and mouth. These lesions rupture and form a yellowish crust.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impetigo - a very contagious infection of the skinimpetigo - a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
Translations

impetigo

[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] Nimpétigo m

impetigo

n (Med) → Eiterflechte f, → Impetigo f

impetigo

[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] n (Med) → impetigine f

im·pe·ti·go

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.

impetigo

n impétigo
References in periodicals archive ?
Bullous impetigo is the result of a staphylococcal infection, which produces an epidermolytic toxin leading to bulla formation.
Other differential diagnosis includes bullous impetigo and bullous insect bite reaction.
Among this impetigo contagiosa was the diagnosis in 76 patients and bullous impetigo in 4 patients.
The differential diagnosis includes other parasites (uncinariasis, gnathostomiasis, strongyloidiasis, myiasis), dermatophytosis, phytophotodermatitis, erythema chronicum migrans, granuloma annulare, and bullous impetigo.
Toxin in bullous impetigo and staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome targets desmoglein 1.
The disease is usually diagnosed in pediatric patients and in the absence of clear evidence and family history of EB there are a few differential diagnosis regarding the skin lesions which must be excluded such as: Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, bullous impetigo, chemical burns, drug or viral-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis and bullous mastocytosis [5].
Vulgaris (a) 12 Normal skin 4 Foliaceus (b) 6 Grover disease 8 Hailey-Hailey 4 Bullous pemphigoid 6 Staphylococcus scalded skin 3 syndrome Dermatitis herpetiformis 3 Herpes simplex virus 4 infection Erythema multiforme 1 Bullous impetigo 1 Epidermolysis bullosa 1 acquisita Porphyria cutanea tarda 1 Total 18 36 Abbreviation: IF, immunofluorescence.
Johnston GA: Treatment of bullous impetigo and the staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in infants.
aureus is the sole cause of bullous impetigo and the main agent of nonbullous impetigo, where, however, Streptococcus pyogenes is sometimes isolated (20).