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Erysipeloid--case report.

Author(s): Spoljar S, Budimcic D, Lipozencic J, Ljubojevic S

Affiliation(s): Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, University Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University Hospital Center, Croatia. sanja.spoljar1@zg.htnet.hr

Publication date & source: 2006, Acta Dermatovenerol Croat., 14(2):90-3.

Publication type: Case Reports

Erysipeloid is an acute, bacterial infection of traumatized skin in an individual who was in direct contact with meat or other animal products contaminated with a gram-positive bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. We present a case of a 50-year-old housewife whose hobby was fishing, with a reddish, tender patch on the fifth finger and dorsum of the left hand, which developed a week after she had sustained an injury while boning the fish. The patient was treated with orally administered penicillin V 1,500,000 IU t.i.d. for 7 days, with complete resolution.

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