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Descriptor in English: Erysipelas
Descriptor in Spanish: Erisipela
Descriptor in Portuguese: Erisipela
Descriptor in French: Érysipèle
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.410.890.503
C01.150.252.819.260
C01.800.720.260
C17.800.838.765.260
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: Strep skin dis; do not confuse with ERYSIPELOID, caused by Erysipelothrix; do not confuse with SWINE ERYSIPELAS, also an Erysipelothrix infection
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 4972
Descriptor UI: D004886
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1994/02/08
Erysipelas - Preferred
Concept UI M0007675
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Erysipelas



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