human disease

Impetigo is a very contagious bacterial skin infection. It is most common in pre-school children.[1] People who play close-contact sports like rugby and American football are also at risk. Impetigo is not very common in adults. Impetigo can also be called school sores.[2]

A man with a very bad case of impetigo.


  1. NHS Impetigo
  2. Impetigo — school sores — Better Health Channel