Disease Information for Erysipelas

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Paroxysmal Shivering
Rigors/Shaking chills
Teeth Chattering
Uncontrollable Shaking
Cellulitis/circumscribed facial
Facial edema/swelling
Facial Malar flush/rash
Plethora/Red face/Ruddy look
Red/erythema skin discoloration
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Erythroderma
Face skin lesions
Facial erythema
Facial flushing/Beet red
Facial rash
Fever and Rash
Flushing
Large annular centrally clearing/erythema rash
Local Rubor/Redness
Non-pruritic rash
Painful/tender rash
Rash
Spreading edema/skin infection
Regional adenopathy
Tender adenopathy/unilateral
Febrile seizure/children
Acute sepsis syndrome
Chills
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Local inflammatory signs
Localized Edema Swelling
Malaise
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
High WBC/Left Shift (Lab)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Left shifted differential smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
Neutrophiles (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Angioedema/angioneurotic edema
Associated Disease & Complications
Erysipelas
Glomerulonephritis, acute
Glomerulonephritis, postinfectious
Glomerulonephritis, post-streptococcal
Meningitis Bacterial
Neonatal Erythroderma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Subcutaneous manifestation/involvement
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Penicillin
Definition

An acute infection of the skin caused by species of STREPTOCOCCUS. This disease most frequently affects infants, young children, and the elderly. Characteristics include pink-to-red lesions that spread rapidly and are warm to the touch. The commonest site of involvement is the face.

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