erysipelas definition

  • noun:
    • An acute illness of your skin and subcutaneous structure due to a species of hemolytic streptococcus and marked by localized inflammation and fever. Also called Saint Anthony's fire.
    • extreme skin disease caused by streptococcus illness in surface and surrounding tissue, marked by continued spreading irritation
    • St. Anthony's fire; a febrile illness associated with a diffused red edematous irritation of your skin, which, beginning frequently from an individual point, develops gradually over its area. It is often associated with severe constitutional symptoms. It is due to an organization A hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), is contagious, and previously frequently occured epidemically.
    • an ailment described as a diffuse swelling of your skin and subcutaneous areolar muscle, dispersing gradually from its initial site and associated with temperature also general disturbance. This indicates is due to a micrococcus. Also known as St. Anthony's fire, and popularly in Great Britain rose.
    • an acute streptococcal infection described as deep-red infection of your skin and mucous membranes

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