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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-14 15:38:05

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'infantigo' for 'impetigo'

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, commonly seen in the very young. Judging by the quasi-official looking websites offering advice about infantigo, the substitution looks nearly mainstream; but it sure isn’t a word they taught me in medical school! About 800 ghits:

Infantigo is a common skin disease that millions of children contract each year.

Advances in the Treatment of Infantigo, January 22, 2005.

Find the best and newest treatment for infantigo based on the patient’s symptoms. treatment/impetigo/infantigo.htm

This site contains a vast quantity of articles and other resources all about
infantigo – come and have a look around!

We thought at first it might be a reaction to the antibiotic they gave her for her infantigo.



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