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Erysipelas MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Erysipelas
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.890.503
C01.150.252.819.260
C01.800.720.260
C17.800.838.765.260
Unique ID
D004886
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004886
Annotation
Strep skin dis; do not confuse with ERYSIPELOID, caused by Erysipelothrix; do not confuse with SWINE ERYSIPELAS, also an Erysipelothrix infection
Scope Note
An acute infection of the skin caused by species of STREPTOCOCCUS. This disease most frequently affects infants, young children, and the elderly. Characteristics include pink-to-red lesions that spread rapidly and are warm to the touch. The commonest site of involvement is the face.
NLM Classification #
WC 234
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Erysipelas Preferred
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