Epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features of erysipelas.

  title={Epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features of erysipelas.},
  author={Christina Jorup-R{\"o}nstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={18 6},
233 patients with erysipelas, admitted to the Department of Infectious Diseases, Danderyd Hospital, during a 2-year period were analysed for epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features. Erysipelas was defined clinically as a febrile skin infection with a sudden onset of a red indurated expanding plaque with a distinct border. Common predisposing factors were alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus and venous insufficiency, and complications were more common among such patients. No… CONTINUE READING


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