erysipeloid

A specific, usually self-limiting, cellulitis of the hand caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; appears as a dusky erythema with diamondlike configuration of the skin at the site of a wound sustained in handling fish or meat and may become generalized, with plaques of erythema and bullae, and occasionally, severe toxemia. SYN: blubber finger, crab hand, pseudoerysipelas, seal fingers, whale fingers. [G. erysipelas + eidos, resemblance]

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er·y·sip·e·loid .er-ə-'sip-(ə-).lȯid, .ir- n an acute dermatitis resembling erysipelas that is caused by the bacterium of the genus Erysipelothrix (E. rhusiopathiae) that causes swine erysipelas, is typically marked by usu. painful reddish purple lesions esp. on the hands, and that is contracted by direct contact with infected animal flesh
erysipeloid adj resembling erysipelas

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n.
an infection of the skin and underlying tissues with Erysipelothrix, developing usually in people handling fish, poultry, or meat. Infection enters through scratches or cuts on the hands, and is normally confined to a finger or hand, which becomes reddened; sometimes systemic illness develops. Treatment is with penicillin.

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er·y·sip·e·loid (er″ə-sipґə-loid) [erysipelas + -oid] 1. bacterial cellulitis due to infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, usually occurring as an occupational disease associated with the handling of infected fish, shellfish, meat, or poultry. It presents in three forms: a localized form, usually self-limited and mild, manifested by an erythematous and painful swelling at the site of inoculation, which spreads peripherally with central clearing; a generalized or diffuse form, which may be accompanied by fever and arthritis symptoms and resolves spontaneously; and a rare systemic form associated with endocarditis that is sometimes fatal. 2. loosely, erysipelas-like.

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  • Erysipeloïd — nannte man eine Wundkrankheit, die bei Schlächtern, Köchinnen, Kaufleuten, die mit Fleisch, Hering, Austern, Käse zu tun haben, an Fingern und Händen auftritt. Es handelt sich um eine harmlose, durch kleine Hautwunden eindringende Infektion mit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Erysipeloid — Erysipeloīd, zoonotisches, entzündliche, schmerzhafte Röte der Haut an den Händen, bei Fleischern, Wildhändlern u.a., entsteht durch Aufnahme einer Bakterienform in kleinen Wunden am Finger, ungefährlich, oft aber hartnäckig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • erysipeloid — [er΄i sip′ə loid΄, ir΄i sip′ə oid΄] n. [see ERYSIPELAS & OID] an infectious skin disease caused by bacteria (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae) and characterized by red colored lesions …   English World dictionary

  • Erysipeloid — Rotlauf (m), Erysipeloid (n) eng erysipeloid, fish handler s disease …   Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar

  • Erysipeloid — Das Erysipeloid (Schweinerotlauf) ist eine erythematöse Hauterkrankung, die durch den Erreger des Schweinerotlaufs (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae) – einer für Schweine oft tödlichen Krankheit – hervorgerufen wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Erysipeloid — Schweinerotlauf * * * Erysipeloid   [zu griechisch eide̅s »gestaltet«, »ähnlich«] das, (e)s/ e, infektiöse Hauterkrankung, auf den Menschen übertragene Form des Rotlaufs der Tiere. * * * Ery|si|pe|lo|id, das; [e]s, e [zu griech. oeidēs = ähnlich] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • erysipeloid — /er euh sip euh loyd , ear euh /, n. Pathol. a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands. [1885… …   Universalium

  • Erysipeloid — Erysi|pelo|i̱d [↑Erysipel und ↑...id] s; [e]s, e: Rotlauf, Schweinerotlauf, durch ↑Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae verursachte akute infektiöse Hauterkrankung von Schweinen, die auch auf Menschen übertragbar ist (meist durch Wunden), dann aber meist …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Erysipeloid — Ery|si|pe|lo|id das; s, e <zu ↑...oid> [Schweine]rotlauf, akute infektiöse Hauterkrankung von Schweinen, die auch auf Menschen übertragbar ist (meist durch Wunden; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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