- a contagious skin disease, especially of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a superficial pustular eruption, particularly on the face.
"The internees were now losing weight steadily and beginning to show the first signs of malnutrition: loose skin, weakened muscles, trembling. The cold brought rheumatism. Fleas made people itch and scratch, their bodies covered with sores, eczema and impetigo."
- Caroline Moorehead, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France