- Pathology. an acute, febrile infectious disease, caused by a specific streptococcus, characterized by diffusely spreading deep-red inflammation of the skin or mucous membranes.
- Also called swine erysipelas. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of swine, caused by the organism Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, characterized by urticaria, vegetative endocarditis, arthritis, and sometimes septicemia.
Origin of erysipelas
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Those which most fixed our attention were the confluent, the roseate, the tuberculous, and the erysipelatous.
The edges were thick and everted, and surrounded with an erysipelatous inflammation.
It is one of the complications of facial erysipelas, but erysipelatous pharyngitis may occur primarily.
Only the bitten leg had erysipelatous inflammation, which had to be treated afterwards, but the man was quite safe.
In erysipelatous inflammation, where vesicles are formed, the caustic does injury, as in recent burns.
- an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp on the faceAlso called: Saint Anthony's fire
Word Origin for erysipelas
- An acute disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a hemolytic bacterium and marked by localized inflammation and fever.Saint Anthony's fire