Context

Context

Impetigo is a contagious, bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the skin. The most common bacterial pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, although infection with Streptococcus pyogenes or a combination of both pathogens is also seen. Impetigo affects all age groups; however it is most common in young children.

  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)