What is the presentation of group A streptococcal (GAS) impetigo (impetigo contagiosa) (nonbullous impetigo)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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This form of streptococcal infection is usually painless, and the patient is usually afebrile. Streptococcal impetigo usually has the highest prevalence in young children (aged 2-5y). Infection spreads readily to other individuals from the skin lesions, and multiple occurrences within families are common.


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