One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dermatitis of the hands due to bacterial infection, occurring mainly among handlers of meat and fish products.
This is caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a Gram-positive bacterium occurring either as slightly curved rods or as filaments
- ‘They agreed that erysipeloid is an occupational disease which commonly occurs where individuals are handling meat.’
- ‘Erysipeloid in people can be reduced by an effective herd-vaccination and sanitation strategy.’
- ‘Erysipeloid usually begins as a localized wound infection but may progress to a generalized septicemia.’
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