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Erysipelas. Close-up of reddened skin on the face of an 80-year-old female patient with erysipelas. Erysipelas is an acute infection of the upper layers of skin and lymphatic system, usually caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus) bacteria. Treatment is with either oral or intravenous antibiotics, depending on severity.
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