Erysipelas: recognition and management.

  title={Erysipelas: recognition and management.},
  author={J M Bonnetblanc and Christophe B{\'e}dane},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={4 3},
Erysipelas is an acute bacterial infection of the dermis and hypodermis that is associated with clinical inflammation. It is a specific clinical type of cellulitis and, as such, it should be studied as a specific entity. Erysipelas is generally caused by group A streptococci; it is highly probable that streptococcal toxins also play a role, which could, in part, help explain the clinical inflammation. Erysipelas of the leg is the main clinical type encountered. The face, arm, and upper thigh… CONTINUE READING
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