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Epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features of erysipelas.

Abstract

233 patients with erysipelas, admitted to the Department of Infectious Diseases, Danderyd Hospital, during a 2-year period were analysed for epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features. Erysipelas was defined clinically as a febrile skin infection with a sudden onset of a red indurated expanding plaque with a distinct border. Common predisposing factors were alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus and venous insufficiency, and complications were more common among such patients. No seasonal variation was found. 5% of patients with blood culture had streptococcemia (7/149). Erysipelas emerging from an infected ulcer was seen in 52% (122/233) and in 46% of these streptococci were isolated (57/122), 67% of which were of type A (38/57). Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 59% of ulcerative cases (72/122) and in 3 of them staphylococci were found in the blood.

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Alcoholism
Diabetes Complications
Erysipelas
Female
Humans
Male
Prospective Studies
Skin Ulcer
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3810046

Citation

Jorup-Rönström, C. "Epidemiological, Bacteriological and Complicating Features of Erysipelas." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 6, 1986, pp. 519-24.
Jorup-Rönström C. Epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features of erysipelas. Scand J Infect Dis. 1986;18(6):519-24.
Jorup-Rönström, C. (1986). Epidemiological, bacteriological and complicating features of erysipelas. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 18(6), pp. 519-24.
Jorup-Rönström C. Epidemiological, Bacteriological and Complicating Features of Erysipelas. Scand J Infect Dis. 1986;18(6):519-24. PubMed PMID: 3810046.
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