Impetigo is a very contagious infection of the skin. Impetigo is caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria.
localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode.
This condition is most common in children 2-6 years of age.
The homeless are vulnerable to bullous and non-bullous impetigo. It also occurs when breaks in the skin allow bacteria to enter. However, the skin does not have to break to develop impetigo. Complicated impetigo may result in cellulitis.