KEGG   DISEASE: Erysipelas
Entry
H01517                      Disease                                

Name
Erysipelas
  Supergrp
Streptococcal infection [DS:H00333]
Description
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus) is the usual etiologic agent of erysipelas. Symptoms and signs of erysipelas are chills, fever, a well-demarcated, erythematous, indurated, rapidly spreading patch with a palpable advancing border on the face or extremities. This disease most frequently affects infants, small children and the elderly.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Bacterial infections
  Infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria
   H01517  Erysipelas
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Pyogenic bacterial infections of the skin or subcutaneous tissues
   1B70  Bacterial cellulitis, erysipelas or lymphangitis
    H01517  Erysipelas
Pathogen
Streptococcus pyogenes
Drug
Penicillin G procaine [DR:D02461]
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1B70.0
ICD-10: A46
MeSH: D004886
MedlinePlus: 000618
Reference
  Authors
Celestin R, Brown J, Kihiczak G, Schwartz RA
  Title
Erysipelas: a common potentially dangerous infection.
  Journal
Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 16:123-7 (2007)
Reference
  Authors
Stevens DL, Bryant AE
  Title
Impetigo, Erysipelas and Cellulitis
  Journal
Streptococcus pyogenes : Basic Biology to Clinical Manifestations (2016)

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