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Clinical Definition Immunity is the protection against pathogens or infectious diseases. Immunity develops after antibodies to the disease are produced in the body. Types of immunity include innate, adaptive, active and passive. Active immunity refers to protection from a disease through a previous infection or through vaccinations. Passive immunity occurs when the antibodies come from


Clinical Definition Impetigo is a common, superficial dermatologic infection that is highly contagious, typically caused by Streptococcus (strep) orStaphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Typically, impetigo affects young children, ages 2-6. Blister-like sores form, sometimes filling with pus or yellow fluid, and can result in scabs. In Our Own Words Impetigo is the most common skin infection in children seeing primary care

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