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Definitions of ERYSIPELAS
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By Noah Webster.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Rose, St. Anthony's fire; an acute spreading inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues due to infection of the lymph spaces of the corium and underlying parts by a streptococcus (Streptococcus erysipelatos) or possibly a staphylococcus; it is attended by more or less severe constitutional symptoms.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A disease, no called because it generally extends gradually to the neighbouring parts. Superficial inflammation of the skin, with general fever, tension and swelling of the part; pain and heat more or less acrid; redness diffused, but more or less circumscribed, and disappearing when pressed upon by the finger, but returning as soon as the pressure is removed. Frequently, small vesicles appear upon the inflamed part, which dry up and fall off, under the form of branny scales. Erysipelas is, generally, an acute affection: its medium duÂration being from 10 to 14 days. It yields, commonly, to general refrigerant remedies. Topical applications are rarely serviceable. At times, when the disease approaches the phlegmonous character, copious bleeding and other evacuants may be required, as in many cases of erysipelas of the face; but this is not commonly necessary. In most cases, indeed, the general action seems deficient, and it becomes necessary to give tonics. When erysipelas is of a highly inflammatory character, and invades the parts beneath, it is termed Erysipelas phlegmonodes, (F.); when accompanied with phlyetenae, and the inflammation terminates in gangrene, Erysipelas gangreneanm, (F.); and when associated with infiltration of serum, Erysipelas oedamatosum, (F.).
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
An acute specific infection of the lymphatic spaces of the corium and the subcutaneous tissues and sometimes of the mucous membranes, characterized by the formation of red, swollen areas, that tend to spread out at the periphery and have no tendency to the formation of pus, to ulceration, or to gangrene, and end in spontaneous resolution without scarring. It is caused by the Streptococcus erysipelatis, which enters the tissues through an abrasion. The disease is attended by the constitutional disturbances of an acute febrile affection, the elevation of temperature preceding the appearance of the lesions in the skin and subsiding when the process is checked, generally from the fifth to the tenth day. When the disease runs a mild course, it is known as erythematous e., and when this mild form spreads widely, it is called e. migrans. The disease was formerly known as St. Anthony's lire. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- solution alphanaphthol, balsam tolu, benzoin, copal, oil thyme in ether; applied to skin, the ether evaporates and leaves a thin protective film, like that of collodion. A form of surgical dressing similar to collodion. An antiseptic varnish consisting copal resin, benzoin, balsam tolu, oil of thyme, alpha-naphthol, and ether.