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What are the tests for erysipelas?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: None

Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics.
It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. There is no test to diagnose erysipelas. The diagnosis is based on symptoms and physical examination.

In brief: None

Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics.
It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. There is no test to diagnose erysipelas. The diagnosis is based on symptoms and physical examination.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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In brief: No test to diagnose:

(although a culture can confirm the diagnosis) - but usually the diagnosis is clinical: if it looks like erysipelas, that's what it is.

In brief: No test to diagnose:

(although a culture can confirm the diagnosis) - but usually the diagnosis is clinical: if it looks like erysipelas, that's what it is.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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