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Erysipeloid

definition

An infection caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae that is almost wholly restricted to persons who in their occupation handle infected fish, shellfish, poultry, or meat. Three forms of this condition exist: a mild localized form manifested by local swelling and redness of the skin; a diffuse form that might present with fever; and a rare systemic form associated with endocarditis.

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Erysipeloid

UMLS

Erysipeloid, Erysipeloid of Rosenbach, Erysipeloid Rosenbach's, Erysipeloids, Infection due to Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Rosenbach erysipeloid

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