Erysipelas is a bacterial infection of the upper layer of the skin. It looks like another skin condition called cellulitis, an infection of the lower layers of the skin. Both conditions have a similar appearance and are treated in the same way. Erysipelas is usually caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria, the same bacterium that causes strep throat. The infection produces large red spots on the skin. This is sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as blisters, fever, and chills. Erysipelas is more common on the face and legs. Erysipelas often improves with treatment. Antibiotics are very effective in the treatment of erysipelas.
Usually, this infection is caused by a bacterial attack. Streptococcus bacteria is responsible for this infection.
Infected individuals developed following major symptoms
- High fever
- Body shaking
- Skin necrosis
- Swollen lymph nodes
Depending on the severity it can be treated oral or intravenous antibiotics like penicillin or erythromycin