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Erysipelas is a bacterial infection in the upper layer of the skin. Erysipelas is usually caused by the Group A Streptococcus bacterium, the same bacterium that causes strep throat. The infection results in large, raised red patches on the skin. This is sometimes accompanied by other symptoms, including blisters, fevers, and chills. Erysipelas most frequently occurs on the face and legs.
HOW IS ERYSIPELAS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by the dermatologist who will conduct a physical examination and skin tests in order to find the cause of the ailment. Lab tests based on blood samples will also be carried out.
HOW IS ERYSIPELAS TREATED?
Usually erysipelas is treatable with over the counter ointments and medications. However, in some acute cases where the infection spreads, medication may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the Middle Ages, this disease was referred to as St. Anthony’s fire, named after the Christian Saint to whom the affected people would turn to for healing