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Chronic Recurrent Erysipelas

definition

Recurrent bacterial infection of the dermis and upper subcutaneous tissue due to lymphatic damage, which predisposes to further infection and further lymphatic impairment manifesting as lymphoedema. It occurs at the same site in intervals ranging from a few weeks to months. Lack of sufficient treatment of bacterial entry-sites may also cause recurrent erysipelas.

synonyms

Chronic Recurrent Erysipelas, Erysipelas, Chronic Recurrent

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localisation: lower leg, diagnosis: Elephantiasis Nostras following recidiv. Erysipelas localisation: gluteal, diagnosis: Chronic Recurrent Erysipelas