Erysipelas: facial lymphangitis.J Oral Surg. 1977 May; 35(5):416-7.JO
Two cases of facial lymphangitis have been described, and the pathophysiology of erysipelas has been discussed. Now rarely observed by hospital residents, this potentially serious infection can create considerable diagnostic confusion in medical as well as dental services. Rapid response of erysipelas to penicillin therapy is the modern expectation.