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erysipelas
American English: /ˌɛrəˈsɪpələs/
British English: /ˌɛrɪˈsɪpɪləs/

Translation of erysipelas in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles.
    • It was this analogy that drove him on to study cholera, anthrax, erysipelas and finally rabies, culminating in the development of the rabies vaccine.
    • Billroth, a German surgeon, is credited with first identifying, in 1874, streptococci isolated from a patient with erysipelas, which was a very common disease in that time, but rare today.

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