Impetigo

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Impetigo is a skin disease of dogs characterized by non-follicular bacterial micro abscessation.

This condition is usually seen in hairless areas, particularly in young puppies with juvenile pyoderma as well as in cases of superficial pyoderma, deep pyoderma and pyotraumatic dermatitis (hot spots).

Impetigo involves only the superficial layers of the epidermis. The infection is just under the stratum corneum and is characterized by a non-follicular pustules.