A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

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An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them hemorrhagic, may develop.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…microbial agent. Penicillin antibiotics remain first-line for erysipelas. There is sparse evidence supporting the use of particular antibiotic classes for cellulitis; limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective than penicil…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

Key Points Erysipelas and cellulitis are infections of the dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin that are rapidly progressive and are often accompanied by systemic signs, such as fever, leukocytosis, and elevated markers of systemic inflammat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

…Higgins B, Brindle R (2010) Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(10): CD004299. Krasagakis K, Valachis A, Maniatakis P, et al (2010) Analysis of epidemiology, clinical features and management of ery…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

Erysipelas Synonyms St. Anthony’s fire Ignis sacer Erysipele Erysipela Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex, but with a predilection for older persons with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and abuse of alcohol…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…An infiltrate of lymphocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils = Erysipelas Cellulitis, of which erysipelas is the stereotype, is an example of phlegmonous inflammation, i.e., one in which neutrophils are scattered amid collagen bundles in the reticular…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Polymorphous light eruption

…he papillary dermis is a clue to polymorphous light eruption, erysipelas, some reactions to insect “bites,” some examples of dermatophytosis, and acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet’s syndrome) and its sometimes lookalike,…