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- (medicine) A severe skin disease caused by streptococcus infection in surface and surrounding tissue, marked by continued spreading inflammation.
- 1875 July 31, W. R. Smith, “[Notes, Short Comments, and Answers to Correspondents.] Erysipelas during Parturition.”, in James G. Wakley, editor, The Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Physiology, Surgery, Chemistry, Public Health, Criticism, and News, volume II, number 2709, London: Published by John James Croft, […], ISSN 0140-6736, OCLC 1755507, page 187, column 2:
- The symptoms gradually improved until, on the fifth day from her delivery, I was pleased to find the erysipelas rapidly defervescing, the lochia natural, no subinvolution of the uterus, nor abdominal tenderness.
severe skin disease