erysipelas

Definition of erysipelas

er`y`sip´e`las   Pronunciation: ĕr`ĭ`sĭp´ė`las
n.1.(Med.) St. Anthony's fire; a febrile disease accompanied with a diffused red edematous inflammation of the skin, which, starting usually from a single point, spreads gradually over its surface. It is often accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms. It is caused by a group A hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), is contagious, and formerly often occured epidemically.

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