erysipelas

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun an infectious disease mainly affecting pigs and also turkeys. In pigs, the symptoms are reddish inflammations on the skin and a high fever. It may cause infertility or abortion and manifests itself in three forms: acute, sub-acute and chronic.

Medical

  • noun a contagious skin disease, where the skin on the face becomes hot, red and painful, caused by Streptococcus pyogenes
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