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1/5. erysipelas of the left upper limb occurring after elbow dislocation.

    BACKGROUND: erysipelas is an acute infection occurring chiefly in the lower limbs, rarely in the upper limbs. observation: A 45-year-old patient suffering from charcot-marie-tooth disease with neuropathy of the limbs, presented with fever and a 24-hour history of a well-circumscribed inflammatory and infiltrated plaque of the left arm. erysipelas was diagnosed and intravenous penicillin was administered leading to regression of the inflammatory signs, however edema persisted in the inner part of the left elbow. An x-ray showed left elbow dislocation. The patient revealed trauma of the left upper limb 5 weeks before. DISCUSSION: The occurrence of erysipelas is usually associated with lymphatic edema or venous incontinence. Lymphatic lesions due to radiotherapy or surgery may afflict draining vessels leading to venous and lymphatic stasis and then infection occurs. We find no reported cases of erysipelas following elbow dislocation but we postulate its pathogenesis to be similar.
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2/5. Bilateral pleural effusions associated with generalized primary lymphoedema and erysipelas. A case report and the probable pathogenesis.

    A case of bilateral pleural effusion in association with generalized primary lymphoedema and erysipelas, but without yellow dystrophic nails, is reported and the probable pathogenesis of the condition discussed. It is known that the primary defect lies in decreased lymphatic drainage. However, the consequent intravascular hypovolaemia and secondary hyperaldosteronism have not previously been demonstrated.
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3/5. erysipelas.

    erysipelas is a superficial cellulitis that affects the skin and subcutaneous tissues. There is also prominent lymphatic involvement. Group A streptococci are the usual cause of this painful infection, but the responsible organisms cannot always be cultured from the fiery red, edematous, sometimes vesicular rash. A fulminating case developed in the left leg of a man whose veins had been harvested four months earlier for coronary artery bypass surgery.
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4/5. Atypical erysipelas caused by group G streptococci in a patient with cured Hodgkin's disease.

    erysipelas developed in a young woman whose condition had been in remission for ten years after treatment of stage IIIA Hodgkin's disease. The erysipelas was atypical both in its clinical manifestation and its causative organism. The patient had an erythematous, macular eruption on both buttocks and thighs. Group G streptococci, a rare cause of erysipelas, were isolated from both blood cultures and a skin biopsy specimen. The unusual clinical manifestation of the disease when the patient was initially seen may have been the result of a group G streptococcal bacteremia, coupled with impairment of the lymphatic drainage of the involved area from a partial thoracic duct obstruction and a restrictive cardiomyopathy, both secondary to previous irradiation treatment.
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5/5. erysipelas and elephantiasis of the scrotum--surgery and drug therapy.

    elephantiasis of the scrotum is the terminal stage of persistent refractory lymphedema. Its debilitating functional and cosmetic effects have significant psychological, emotional and social consequences for the affected patient. The causal relationship between etiology and recurrent disease is illustrated here by 2 cases. Therapy options are also discussed. Primary therapeutic success is determined by radical surgery, since chronic inflammation and chronic oedema mutually foster one another. Metabolic stability, sanitization of infected cutaneous areas and the prophylactic administration of antibiotics are essential to ensure that the treatment of recurrent erysipelas is successful in the long term.
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