What Is Impetigo?
Impetigo, also known as mamaso, is a highly contagious infection of the outer layers of skin, which usually appears as red blotches around the nose and mouth. Caused by bacteria, this reddish rash is characterized by liquid-filled blisters that burst easily, then form scabs that fall off, leaving no scars. Impetigo occurs most frequently in young children.
There are two types of impetigo: non-bullous and bullous. Non-bullous impetigo comprises roughly 70 percent of diagnosed cases. Bullous impetigo may feature larger blisters either on the torso or diaper area of young children.