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What are the consequences of developing erysipelas?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a type of skin infection usually caused by group a streptococcus bacteria. Symptoms can include: fever, shaking and chills, pain, sores on the skin, and even blisters. Treatment is usually with an antibiotic called penicillin.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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