Dermatology Anatomy / Physiology Clinical Abnormalities--Epidermis




Impetigo

John L. Bezzant, M.D.

Infection just beneath the stratum corneum of streptococcus or staphylococcus is called impetigo. The stratum corneum is readily torn off, and generally the serous ooze from the dermal blood vessels dries on the skin and produces a honey-colored crust.