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Impetigo is easy to treat. Complications occur very infrequently. One potentially serious complication is inflammation of the kidney. This can occur because of a complex immune reaction to the bacteria and is called glomerulonephritis. If someone has blood in their urine, facial or skin swelling, or a rise in blood pressure, he or she should see a physician immediately, since these may be symptoms of kidney involvement.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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