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MODEL RELEASED. Erysipelas in diabetes. Infection of the toes of a 65-year-old woman with diabetes. The reddening is due to the bacterial infection erysipelas. Erysipelas, an acute bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacterium invading tissues. Treatment is with antibiotics. Diabetes can predispose a patient to chronic states of recurrent erysipelas infections.
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