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What is erysipelas?

Acute infection typically with a skin rash, usually on any of the legs and toes, face, arms, and fingers. It is an infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by beta-hemolytic group A Streptococcus bacteria on scratches or otherwise infected areas

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What is cellulitis?

inflammation of cells of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, and usually has an indistinct edge

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What is impetigo?

this consists of erythematous patches that are typically associated with serous discharge and a golden-coloured crust