Definitions for "erysipelas"
St. Anthony's fire; a febrile disease accompanied with a diffused red edematous inflammation of the skin, which, starting usually from a single point, spreads gradually over its surface. It is often accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms. It is caused by a group A hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), is contagious, and formerly often occured epidemically.
an infection caused by streptococci bacteria; characterized by fever and rash
An acute cellulitis caused by group A streptococci.
Keywords:  virulence, parasitic
Parasitic Virulence