AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Erysipelas of the Face

From: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 8e

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Erysipelas of the face caused by Group A streptococcus: Painful, well-defined, shiny, erythematous, edematous plaques involving the central face of an otherwise healthy male. On palpation, the skin is hot and tender. There is fever (39.5°).


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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education