Flashcards in Management of Common Infections Deck (3):
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
What is cellulitis?
inflammation of cells of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, and usually has an indistinct edge