Problem

Erysipelas

Other Names:
St Anthony's Fire
The Rose
Cellulitis
Nature:

Erysipelas is a disease characterized by diffuse inflammation of the skin (redness, pain, heat and tingling); or with the involvement of the subcutaneous tissue, producing diffuse collections of pus, or cellulitis. The latter is much more likely to occur when the disease starts in a wound or ulcer. Occasionally the affected parts become gangrenous. The infecting organism is Streptococcus pyogenes. It is accompanied by fever, is highly infectious, and untreated can cause death.

Incidence:

Erysipelas is slightly commoner in women than in men, and is commonest between the ages of 50 and 60.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
16.06.2018 – 00:58 CEST
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