Erysipelas On Leg . Close Up Of Swollen & Inflamed Skin Of A Young Man . This Is ...
Stockphoto ID: 2997977
File name: OR_Erysipelas_9703.jpg
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel
Description: Erysipelas on leg . Close up of swollen & inflamed skin of a young man . This is due to erysipelas , an acute infection of the skin & subcutaneous tissue . This infection is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacterium invading tissues via a sore or wound . The disorder starts abruptly with fever , headaches & vomiting . Itchy red patches ( erythema ) appear on the skin . Within the inflamed area , pimples develop that blister then burst and crust over . Treatment is with penicillin ( antibiotic drug ) .