Impétigo en la cara de un niño

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Impétigo en la cara de un niño

El impétigo es una enfermedad contagiosa causada por el estreptococo o por el estafilococo que se ve con frecuencia en los niños y provoca una infección cutánea superficial. Ésta se manifiesta por costras amarillas o doradas que generalmente aparecen en el rostro, la parte superior del tronco y los brazos. Este niño también presenta una infección en la nariz.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/20/2012
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