Erysipelas: A severe streptococcal bacterial infection where infection spreads from the skin to tissue underneath. The face and extremities are the usual sites affected.
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Definitions of Erysipelas:
An acute infection of the skin caused by species of STREPTOCOCCUS. This disease most frequently affects infants, young children, and the elderly. Characteristics include pink-to-red lesions that spread rapidly and are warm to the touch. The commonest site of involvement is the face.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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