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Common Pet-Transmitted Infections

Common Pet-Transmitted Infections

One of the more popular gifts for any family member is a pet.  That warm, snugly puppy or playful kitty can bring happiness and joy, and quickly become a member of the family circle.  However, every owner should be aware of six infections pets may potentially transmit...

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Impetigo

Impetigo

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection most commonly found in children and caused primarily by staph and/or strep.  It is very contagious and spread by touching, rubbing or scratching the sores, and by coming into contact with contaminated objects such as towels and...

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Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea

I have recently seen a few patients locally who have had a rash consistent with pityriasis rosea.  This is a benign condition that generally occurs during the winter months and tends to affect teenagers and young adults most often.  The cause is unknown.  It typically...

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