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Impetigo Neonatorum


Contagious superficial infection of the skin in neonates, most often caused by phage group II strains of Staphylococcus aureus. It may occur as early as the second or third day, or as late as the second week of life. Lesions present as rapidly enlarging bullae with thin walls on an erythematous base and tend to occur on moist or opposing surfaces of the skin.




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