[Erysipelas and impetigo].

  title={[Erysipelas and impetigo].},
  author={Bernard J Cribier},
  journal={La Revue du praticien},
  volume={46 13},
Erysipela is a dermal or hypodermal infection of the skin, which predominantly involves the leg and is associated with high fever. Erysipela is most often caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Venous insufficiency or lymphoedema are important local factors for the development of this infection which spreads from intertrigo, local wound or leg ulcer. Treatment… CONTINUE READING