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What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Erysipelas

Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics.
Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics.

In brief: Erysipelas

Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics.
Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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