Erisipeloide

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Definición

Es una inflamación de la piel (dermatitis) debido a bacterias.

Nombres alternativos

Causas

El erisipeloide es causado por las bacterias Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Este tipo de bacterias se encuentra en peces, pájaros, mamíferos y mariscos, y normalmente afecta a las personas que trabajan con estos animales, como granjeros o carniceros.

Síntomas

El síntoma principal es el calor, la sensibilidad y el enrojecimiento en la piel.

Pruebas y exámenes

Tratamiento

Para tratar esta afección, se utilizan antibióticos, especialmente la penicilina.

Grupos de apoyo

Expectativas (pronóstico)

La infección rara vez se propaga y puede mejorar por sí sola.

Posibles complicaciones

Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Referencias

Habif TP. Bacterial infections. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 9.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 11/20/2012
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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