Clinical Terms for Erysipeloid (A26)
Erysipeloid-. An infection caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae that is almost wholly restricted to persons who in their occupation handle infected fish, shellfish, poultry, or meat. Three forms of this condition exist: a mild localized form manifested by local swelling and redness of the skin; a diffuse form that might present with fever; and a rare systemic form associated with endocarditis. Caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix; do not confuse with ERYSIPELAS, caused by a Streptococcus
Erysipelothrix-. A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that has a tendency to form long filaments. Its organisms are widely distributed in nature and are found in MAMMALS; BIRDS; and FISHES. Erysipelothrix may appear gram-negative because they decolorize easily.
Erysipelothrix Infections-. Infections with bacteria of the genus ERYSIPELOTHRIX.
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)