|A.||Group B haemolytic streptococcus|
Group A Beta hemolytic streptococcus
Group C haemolytic streptococcus
Correct answer : b
Erysipelas : Well demarcated (SHARP borders)
This is the typical picture of Erysipelas (AKA St AnthonyÕs re). It is characterised by the distinctive warm, red, tender skin lesion with induration and a sharply raised, rapidly advancing border.
Treatment of choice is iv or oral PENICILLIN, depending on the severity of the lesion.
In CONTRAST CELLULITIS has diffuse/ill Defined borders and is caused by BOTH staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus