/ erɪsɪpɪləs /
Množina reči erysipelas je erysipelas.
ETYM Latin, from Greek erysipelas; erythros red + pella hide, skin. Related to Red, and Pell.
An acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes.
In medicine, an acute disease of the skin due to infection by a streptococcus bacterium. Starting at some point where the skin is broken, usually on the face or scalp, or injured, the infection spreads, producing a swollen red patch with small blisters and generalized fever. The condition is now rare.
Disease marked by fever and inflammation of skin, especially of face; St. Anthony's fire.