What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Erysipelas

Erysipelas is a streptococ-

A distinct margin between the

This is a bacterial infection that

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cus infection that kills skin

reddened, affected area and the

can invade both the lymph and

 

cells, leading to painful in-

surrounding unaffected areas

circulatory systems. Massage is

 

flammation of the skin. It

marks this condition. When it oc-

systemically contraindicated until

 

usually occurs on the face

curs on the face, it often creates a

the infection has completely

 

or lower leg.

red "butterfly" shape over the

passed.

 

 

cheeks and bridge of the nose.

 

 

 

Fever and signs of systemic infec-

 

 

 

tion can accompany it.

 

 

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