swine erysipelas

Vet. Pathol.
erysipelas (def. 2). Cf. erysipeloid.

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  • erysipelas — erysipelatous /er euh si pel euh teuhs, ear /, adj. /er euh sip euh leuhs, ear euh /, n. 1. Pathol. an acute, febrile infectious disease, caused by a specific streptococcus, characterized by diffusely spreading deep red inflammation of the skin… …   Universalium

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  • erysipeloid — A specific, usually self limiting, cellulitis of the hand caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; appears as a dusky erythema with diamondlike configuration of the skin at the site of a wound sustained in handling fish or meat and may become… …   Medical dictionary

  • erysipeloid — I. ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈsipəˌlȯid noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary erysipelas + oid : a localized nonfebrile dermatitis resembling erysipelas, caused by the parasite of swine erysipelas, and occurring especially about the hands of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • er|y|sip|e|las — «EHR uh SIHP uh luhs, IHR », noun. 1. an acute infectious disease that causes fever and chills, and a rapidly spreading, deep red inflammation of the skin, caused by a streptococcus. 2. an acute or chronic bacterial disease of swine, and less… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Löffler, Friedrich August Johannes — ▪ German bacteriologist born June 24, 1852, Frankfurt an der Oder, Prussia [Germany] died April 9, 1915, Berlin       German bacteriologist who, with Edwin Klebs (Klebs, Edwin), in 1884 discovered the organism that causes diphtheria,… …   Universalium

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