What is the difference between cellulitis and erysipelas?

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asked Jul 28, 2018 in Diseases Conditions by Eeveegall (350 points)
What is the difference between cellulitis and erysipelas?

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answered Aug 3, 2018 by glorwily (290 points)
Erysipelas is an infection that is superficial and affects only the upper layer of the skin where as Cellulitis in an infection that affects tissues that are deeper than the upper layer of the skin.

However these two conditions can overlap making it hard to get a definite diagnosis of these conditions.

The bacteria that usually causes Erysipelas is called Streptococci.

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