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Infection

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Disease not caused by Staphylococcus is: (AIPG 2012)



A Scalded skin syndrome
B Ecthyma

C Erysipelas
D Impetigo

Ans. C
Erysipelas

1). One form of streptococcal cellulitis is known as erysipelas and cis characterized by a bright red appearance of the involved skin, which forms a plateau sharply demarcated from the surrounding normal skin. As compare to staphalococcus cellulitis which is poorly demarketed.

2). The lesions typically develop over a few hours and are associated with chills and fever. Erysipelas tends to occur in certain characteristic locations, the malar area of the face (often with extension over the bridge of the nose to the contralateral malar region).

3). Classic cases of erysipelas, with the typical features described above, are almost always due to group A streptococci.

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