Distinct form of cellulitis: notable for acute, well-demarcated, superficial bacterial skin infection with lymphatic involvement almost always caused by Streptococcus pyogenes
Moderate- to high-grade fever
Anorexia, usually in the first 48 hours
It is ...
Symptomatic treatment of myalgias and fever
Adequate fluid intake
Local treatment with cold compresses
Elevation of affected extremity
Appropriate therapy for any underlying pred...
44653001 Erysipelas (disorder)
402925001 Erysipelas of lower limb (disorder)
240425002 Facial erysipelas (disorder)
Athlete’s foot is the most common portal of entry.
Erysipelas is distinguished from cellulitis by its sharp, shiny, fiery-red, raised border.
In recurrent cases, search for other possibl...
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