Which organism is considered the causative agent in impetigo?


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- Staphylococcus

- Herpes simplex virus 1

- Candida albicans

- Borrelia burgdorferi


Impetigo is a contagious skin disease that causes red macules on the surface of the skin. Over time, the sores can become crusted over and can spread easily when one touches a lesion and then touches someone else. It is caused by infection with Staphylococcus.

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