noun. an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes.
- ἐρυσίπελας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word erysipelas
1. Noun, singular or mass
A red line on the face can occur in erysipelas, another skin infection that often occurs near a break in the skin.
2. Noun, plural
Acute cases of erysipelas are commonly called diamond skin disease due to the diamond-shaped skin lesions that appear.
Infected pigs are treated with erysipelas antiserum or penicillin; healthy pigs must be vaccinated to prevent the disease from spreading.
It includes vaccines against rhinitis (bordetella), erysipelas, mycoplasma and pneumonia.