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erysipeloid

 [er″ĭ-sip´ĕ-loid]
1. bacterial cellulitis due to infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, usually occurring as an occupational disease associated with the handling of infected fish, shellfish, meat, or poultry. There are three forms: a usually self-limited, mild localized form manifested by an erythematous and painful swelling at the site of inoculation, which spreads peripherally with central clearing; a generalized or diffuse form, which may be accompanied by fever and arthritis symptoms and resolves spontaneously; and a rare and sometimes fatal systemic form associated with endocarditis.
2. loosely, erysipelas like.

er·y·sip·e·loid

(er'i-sip'ĕ-loyd),
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 generalized, with plaques of erythema and bullae, and occasionally, severe toxemia.
[G. erysipelas + eidos, resemblance]

erysipeloid

/er·y·sip·e·loid/ (er″ĭ-sip´ĕ-loid) a dermatitis or cellulitis of the hand chiefly affecting fish handlers and caused by Erysipelothrix insidiosa.

erysipeloid

(ĕr′ĭ-sĭp′ə-loid′, îr′ə-)
n.
An acute infectious disease of humans caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae,usually contracted from contact with contaminated meat, fish, or shellfish and characterized by pain, swelling, and redness of the skin near the initial site of infection and sometimes by fever and joint pain.

erysipeloid

[er′isip′əloid]
Etymology: Gk, erhthros + pella + eidos, form
an infection of the hands characterized by blue-red patches and occasionally by erythema. It is acquired by handling meat or fish infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is self-limited, lasting about 3 weeks, but responds to penicillin. Also called fish-handler's disease. Compare erysipelas.
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Erysipeloid

erysipeloid

Infectious disease An infection by the microaerophilic gram-positive Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which is almost exclusive to those who occupationally handle animal products Clinical Sharply-demarcated red maculopapular lesions of the hands, which may spontaneously heal Complications Arthritis, endocarditis

er·y·sip·e·loid

(er'i-sip'ĕ-loyd)
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 generalized, with plaques of erythema and bullae and, occasionally, severe toxemia.
[G. erysipelas + eidos, resemblance]

erysipeloid

1. Resembling ERYSIPELAS.
2. An infection caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhuscopathiae and acquired especially by way of abrasions or cuts on the hands of people processing meat or fish.

Rosenbach,

Ottomar, German physician, 1851-1907.
Rosenbach disease - Synonym(s): (1) Heberden nodes; - (2) exostoses on the terminal phalanges of the fingers in osteoarthritis; a specific, usually self-limiting, cellulitis of the hand caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Synonym(s): erysipeloid
Rosenbach law - (1) in affections of the nerve trunks or nerve centers, paralysis of the flexor muscles appears later than that of the extensors; (2) in case of abnormal stimulation of organs with rhythmical functional periodicity.
Rosenbach sign - loss of the abdominal reflex in cases of acute inflammation of the viscera.
Rosenbach test - for bile in the urine.
Rosenbach-Gmelin test - Synonym(s): Gmelin test

erysipeloid

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are the causative agents of erysipeloid (a skin disease in humans) as well as swine erysipelas (a disease that can cause acute symptoms such as septicemia, lead to chronic syndromes like polyarthritis and endocarditis in pigs, and give rise to a wide spectrum of diseases in other animals such as birds, some fish, sheep, and other mammals).
rhusiopathiae was first described in1909 by Rosenbach as a pathogenic microorganism and the infection agent in the cutaneous lesions of erysipeloid in humans.
A case of erysipeloid cutaneous leishmaniasis: atypical and unusual clinical variant.
Erysipeloid is an occupational disease seen more commonly among farmers, butchers, cooks, housewives, and fishermen.
The erysipeloid lesions are the result of thrombotic vasculitis.
rhusiopathiae in man is erysipeloid and presents itself in three ways:
Localized cutaneous form (also known as erysipeloid of Rosenbach).
Rarely, a severe systemic form of erysipeloid may develop where skin lesions may not be apparent.
The common clinical types are the nodular and papular; rare variants are erysipeloid, annular, paronychial, palmoplantar, sporotrichoid, lupoid and genital forms.
Because erysipeloid is the most common form and usually heals spontaneously after a few weeks, this disease may be an underrecognized occupational disease (141,143).
double dagger]) Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is characterized by diffuse, brawny induration of the skin with an erysipeloid edge, usually with no underlying mass.