erysipelas erysipelas


  • (n) an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes


  1. In the American Medical Association Journal they pointed out that Streptococcus haemolyticus belongs to the family of germs which cause scarlet fever and erysipelas.
  2. Though doctors can cure a growing list of bacterial diseasespneumonia, meningitis, streptococcic infections, erysipelas, childbed fever, gonorrhea, etc.
  3. Prodigiosus toxin fortifies the action of erysipelas toxin.

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