Definition of erysipelas
: an acute febrile disease associated with intense edematous local inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a hemolytic streptococcus
Medical Definition of erysipelas
1: an acute febrile disease that is associated with intense often vesicular and edematous local inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues and that is caused by a hemolytic streptococcus
2: swine erysipelas—used especially when the disease affects hosts other than swine
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