Cutaneous Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (erysipeloid) infection in an immunocompromised child.

Erysipeloid, a cutaneous infection with the gram-positive bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, is typically an occupational dermatosis seen in persons working with livestock or involved in commercial fishing (fishmongers). Other more-generalized forms of infection with this organism also exist, including a septic form usually associated with endocarditis… CONTINUE READING