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a species that causes swine erysipelas, human erysipeloid, nonsuppurative polyarthritis in lambs, and septicemia in mice, and commonly infects fish handlers; it is the type species of the genus Erysipelothrix.
Synonym(s): Erysipelothrix insidiosa
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae(ĕr″ĭ-sĭ-pĕl′ŏ-thrĭks) [″ + ″ + thrix, hair]
A species of gram-positive, filamentous bacilli that causes erysipeloid.
a genus of bacteria containing a single species; short gram-positive rods which show remarkable longevity in alkaline soils. Once the infection appears on a farm it is likely to recur.
the causative organism of swine erysipelas, which also infects sheep, turkeys and rats. Formerly called E. insidiosa.